J Vineyards & Winery California

Spinach Branding

Spinach Branding, a leading branding agency based in London, commissioned me to travel to J Winery in Sonoma, California to photograph the Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock along with J Winery and it's vineyards. Nicole had just been awarded the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award by Wine Enthusiast's 2022 Wine Star Awards. She landed at E. & J. Gallo in 2002 taking the lead as J's head winemaker in 2015. While there I was also photographing top chefs who would be at J Winery on a residency called 'Shifting the Lens' which Nicole designed to bring her love of food together with her passion for wine. We also used the opportunity to photograph portraits of other key members from E. & J. Gallo.

February 2023