Solena Estate Harvest 2015 | Vineyard Photographer Newberg

solena estate vineyard 2015 harvest workers in Yamhill Oregon Willamette Valley Wine Country

Solena Estate Harvest 2015 | Vineyard Photographer Newberg

As a Willamette Valley vineyard and event photographer, I love to get invited out to photograph vineyards in action. This year, Solena Estate in Yamhill, Oregon invited me out for an early morning harvest shoot.

As a Portland resident, I have to get up extra early in order to make it all the way out to Oregon Wine Country, but the early rising is always worth it. Mornings in wine country are the best. The misty rolling hills of green sloping vines against beautiful hues of pink and purple skies are absolutely stunning.

I set out to capture the grape pickers in action for the 2015 wine harvest, as well as a fourth and final set of a vine progression series.

Solena Estate is located in Yamhill, Oregon, just outside of Newberg… central Oregon wine country. They opened a new tasting room this year, which I was honored to photograph back in August and I was happy to head out once again to see the changing seasons.

The workers in these vineyards are so diligent and are always so happy and kind. I love meeting them. They hand pick the grapes, filling big buckets, sorting through and picking out the bad, and loading them into giant crates which are then pulled to the top of the hill by tractor. This is such a labor of love and I love witnessing it. I absolutely love the shots I got at this year’s 2015 vineyard harvest.

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