Photographer Jon Wyand has won the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2022 with a shot (pictured above) taken early on a bright winter’s morning, capturing a vineyard worker gathering prunings at Les Bressandes on the Hill of Corton in Burgundy, France. The two-time award winner’s image (Wyand won the award back in 2019 with a photo of fermentation tanks) first won the People subcategory of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, which includes two other subcategories, Places and Produce.
Of the winning photo, judge Joanna Simon said, ‘the winning image evokes with stark beauty the reality of wine growing – you are always at the mercy of nature.’ Simon considers the thoughts of the industrious worker pictured: ‘there’s an extra element here: is he scrutinising the weather? Or might he now be just a little lost in thought…?’
The winning image evokes with stark beauty the reality of wine growing – you are always at the mercy of nature
The winners were announced via YouTube on the competition’s channel on 26 April and were presented by acclaimed chef Monica Galetti. The awards ceremony was watched by a global audience, including wine lovers and celebrities from the food and photography world.
For Wine Photographer of the Year, three photographers from each of the People, Produce and Places shortlists were presented with awards for their shots capturing moments across all areas of winemaking. The Places subcategory was won by Italian photographer Marina Spironetti with Architecture And Wine, taken at Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery in Italy. American photographer Suzanne Becker Bronk won the Produce subcategory with On Ice, an image of dry ice being used to inhibit the beginning of fermentation at Caldwell Vineyard, Napa Valley.
The judging panel for the 2022 Wine Photographer of the Year award was chaired by food photographer David Loftus and included the likes of Magui Chadwick, family ambassador of Viña Errazuriz and Viña Seña, Joanna Simon, a wine and food writer, presenter and author, and Charlotte Kristensen, a wine communicator.
Keep reading to view all the winners and the runners-up across the three wine categories: Produce, People and Places.