Vineyards and Roses…
The most beautiful combination I’ve ever seen..
and a day I’ll never forget.
A dream come true for a flower lover & photographer.
Sonoma, California – Vineyards and roses… one of the most beautiful combinations I have ever seen… how is it that I have not discovered it until now? This combination is especially amazing at the beautiful Cline Cellars vineyard in Sonoma, where I was stunned by the rows of vibrant roses that line the long entry driveway and the vineyards inside in May.
These vineyards are one of my favorite photo shoot locations ever, next to the ruins of the Jumièges Abbey in France… I was also so honored that my cover photo was featured on Ann Taylor’s Instagram page!
About Cline Cellars
Cline Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, less than an hour drive north of San Francisco. The grounds of the winery are spacious, elegant and relaxed, similar to a refined country estate. The sprawling gardens here are an incredibly pleasant place to spend an afternoon. It’s a dream vineyard to visit for a flower and photography lover like myself! (Ken is the wine lover of the family.) It’s no surprise that it’s also a popular place for weddings! Ken and I spent quite a bit of time here admiring the vineyards and gardens and also wine tasting. Another wonderful thing about Cline Cellars is that they are committed to sustainable farming.
Why Vineyards and Roses?
I also recently learned that in wine regions around the world, roses are frequently planted at the perimeter of vineyards for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Roses typically require the same type of soil and sun requirements as grapevines, so early detection of disease or stress on the roses will alert farmers and winemakers to protect vines from damage. In addition to adding beauty to the landscape, roses also provide food for bees!
MY PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR
I love the art of photography and I love being able to capture the beauty from my travels both near and far. Here’s a quick list of the equipment that we used for this photo shoot:
Nikon D750 – a fantastic full-frame camera and one of the most economical ones on the market today.
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Lens – my go-to lens for portraits and general photography.
For Flower Lovers
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Ann Taylor dress | Castaner espadrilles
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