As the ebb and flow of life around the world shifted dramatically last year, shortlisted images from the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year award offer reassuring snapshots of things just as they should be – from scenes of bountiful harvests to winemakers getting up close and personal with their produce. With so many of us having turned to nature in our isolation, these pictures seem to strike a chord now more than ever.
They form a part of the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards, which celebrates footage from professionals and amateurs, capturing anything from street food to wedding food; food in the field to food on the table.
For the Wine Photographer of the Year, hopefuls were asked to submit images across three sub-categories: People, Places and Produce. That’s how we end up in the fields of West Bank Israel for harvest, with children strapped to the backs of pruners and pickers. Or knee-deep in purpling vats of Pinot Noir in the Yarra Valley. We’re, of course, thrilled to see Club Oenologique contributors Lucy Pope and Patrick Desgraupes make the shortlist this year for their evocative shots around the château and cellar.
Beyond our contributors, there’s a vast world of winemaking to explore. So here’s a selection of our favourites from the shortlist, with the winner revealed via YouTube at 8pm on 27 April.