‘A Grape View’ wins top prize at Wine Photographer of the Year awards

Winners across wine categories at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 have been unveiled, with striking shots of vineyards, harvesting and winemaking impressing judges

Words by Rachel Swatman

Oscar_Oliveras_A grape view
'A Grape View' by Oscar Oliveras - the overall winner of 2021's Wine Photographer of the Year prize

Spanish photographer Oscar Oliveras has been crowned Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2021, thanks to a shot (pictured above) that captures a harvesting machine unloading Semillon grapes into a tractor. Oliveras’s image, taken on the first day of harvest 2020 at Chateau des Ganfards, in Saussignac, France, was named the champion across three wine categories, as part of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 awards.

The photography prizes were announced via a live YouTube broadcast on 27 April, with an audience of wine lovers, photographers and celebrities tuning in from across the globe. In the wine segment, three photographs from each of the People, Produce and Places shortlists were presented with awards for their shots documenting moments of winemaking from on the ground.

“The range and quality of images this year has been extraordinary,” said Caroline Kenyon, founder of the awards. “They tell moving, beautiful, informative, entertaining food and drink stories of every kind from around the world.”

The judging panel was chaired by renowned food photographer David Loftus, who was joined by the likes of Magui Chadwick, family ambassador of Viña Errazuriz and Viña Sena, wine writer Joanna Simon, Vitalie Taittinger and Fiona Shields, head of photography for Guardian News & Media.

Scroll down to view winners and runners-up across the three wine categories: Produce, People and Places.


Victor_Pugatschew_Curled chardonnay
Oscar Oliveras's 'A Grape View' also scooped the top prize in the Produce category; but second place went to Victor Pugatschew's 'Curled Chardonnay', taken in Australia
Cellar worker hand cleaning wine tank
Third place was awarded to another Spanish photographer, Tono Balaguer, for his image of a cellar worker cleaning a wine tank


Victor Pugatschew Pressing the pinot noir
Victor Pugatschew had further award success, scooping the top prize in the People category for 'Pressing the Pinot Noir' taken in the Yarra Valley, Australia
Tantalus Estate, Harvest 2020
Harvest by Manja Wachsmuth, which was taken in New Zealand and came in second place
Gilbert Bages What heaven looks like
The cheekily captioned 'What heaven looks like' by Spanish photographer Gilbert Bages took the third-place prize


Lana Svitankova The vanishing Craft
Ukrainian photographer Lana Svitankova captured this ethereal image at a winery in Porto, Portugal, scooping the top prize in the Places category
Egle Berruti Window with a view
Second place went to Egle Berruti's 'Window with a view' - a snapshot from the Castle of Morcote in Switzerland
Marina Spironetti Inside the Cube
Marina Spironetti came in third place for 'Inside the Cube' taken at Bricco Rocche Estate in Piedmont, Italy

Visit our curated gallery of images that made the shortlist for the Wine Photographer of the Year 2021, or see the full rundown of all the winners at www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com.