French journalist and photographer Thierry Gaudillère has won Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2023 for his shot (see full image below) taken in a fermentation tank at a vineyard in Burgundy. The winning image, of a woman resting after emptying the tank, was selected from three categories in the wine competition, as part of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2023 awards.
The award winners were announced via a live YouTube broadcast on 16 May, with TV chef Nadiya Hussain revealing the list of finalists. The common criteria for Wine Photographer of the Year is that all submissions were of ‘beautiful images of all things related to the world of wine’, but they were judged under three categories: People, Produce and Places
Gaudillère took the overall prize and category win in People for his photograph, while Oscar Oliveras came first in the Places category for ‘Pommard Pruning’, a view across a vineyard in Burgundy as a worker burns vine branches from the previous season. British photographer Adrian Chitty prevented Burgundy from dominating as the winning location, with his image ‘The Eye’, captured in the US, taking the top prize in the Produce category.
As in previous years, the judging panel was chaired by renowned food photographer David Loftus, who was joined by a diverse group of professionals including fellow photographers, as well as magazine editors, creative directors, film directors, food retailers and chefs.
Scroll down to view the winners and runners-up across the three wine categories:
Visit our curated gallery of images that made the shortlist for the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2023, or see the full rundown of all the winners at pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com.