Truth & Valor is a bold new wine to come from the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. It's the most southern AVA in the 11 Viticultural Areas of Paso Robles and has distinct flavors due to volcanic, granitic and calcareous fossil filled soils. When you've got good food and the love of your life the wine becomes the perfect compliment to making memories that last a lifetime. We enjoyed coming up with this love story for in store showings at Total Wine and More.
Calcarous Vineyard is set in the rolling hills off Peachy Canyon Road in the westside hills of Paso Robles, California. Established in 2000, Calcareous Vineyards is a 442 acre estate that begins about one mile to the west of town and stretches for several miles towards the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
“Let the soil speak” is the vineyard’s anthem. The benefit of the westside of Paso Robles is the terrain allows for the production of Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy varietals virtually side-by-side. The limestone soils were derived from the sea-life once covering these hills in pre-historic times; creating the foundation for a great vineyard. The hills emerged from the depths of the ocean by the colliding forces of geological plates and volcanic eruption; this has created varied microclimates on the sides of the hills, due to the different exposures to sun, wind, and rain.
We captured Jason Joyce during harvest of 2018 to tell more of their story. We also got to hear from owner, Dana Brown, on how this winery was born. This short video is to be shown in store at Total Wine & More and will one day be followed by a longer edit for their upcoming website redesign.
We love partnering with family owned wineries to connect their club members with the land and labor that makes for wines worthy of life’s greatest celebrations and moments.
We filmed a short commercial for Margarita Adventures and got to experience the 6 ziplines over Ancient Peaks Winery twice in one day. Our first tour was with a family and every person had a blast! The kids were able to ride tandem with an adult and were so brave. Our second tour was with a friend group of Cal Poly students. These ziplines are the perfect adventure for the family, young adult, and even bridal party or corporate groups!
The CAB Collective is an collective overflow of the amazing cabernet being grown and poured in the Paso Robles region.
Wine Speak Paso Robles was a phenomenal success. It was the premiere industry summit that brought sommeliers, wine industry leaders and hospitality professionals for a three-day educational journey. We were able to blend into the scenes and capture the wonder of participants and contributors alike. Master Sommelier Chuck Fruya constantly encouraged people to "talk story" throughout their time together and the exchange that occurred was truly a one of a kind experience. Between the winemaking seminars, hospitality classes, wine tastings and special vineyard excursions we got a front row seat to the hearts and souls that make the wine industry so amazing!
The Butler Hotel is a dream project by the talented and famous San Luis Obispo architect George Garcia. We captured their grand opening gala!
From the website: Situated at the intersection of Monterey Street and California Boulevard, The Butler Hotel is your gateway to the incredible offering known as the Central Coast of California. Enter through the historic 1950’s façade and you’ll immediately find yourself in a sophisticated haven infused with industrial yet modern design. Once inside, you'll discover this boutique hotel's industrial exterior gives way to an unexpected array of sophisticated modern details. A striking monochromatic colour scheme contrasts with the existing patina of this former auto repair garage. With its strategic location, luxuriously modern appointments and contemporary atmosphere, The Butler Hotel puts you in prime position for a fantastic get-away for any occasion.
We were thrilled when Ancient Peaks approached us to tell their story. They have such a rich legacy of family owned and operated vineyards that the story really told itself!
"The Ancient Peaks Brand Video must tap into the magic, authenticity and uniqueness of Margarita Vineyard and its wines. Supporting themes are family, hospitality, region and history. The viewer should walk away with an emotional connection to the brand and a belief in what it stands for." - Amanda Higgins Wittstrom
Katie of Noonan Wine Country Designs believes in the power that flowers have to simply bring a smile to people's faces each day. Because of her great passion for floral design she wanted to enter a floral contest and needed a quick video showing her unique perspective and her profound talent.
Wine Feast for Fire Relief was a major effort of the Paso Robles wine region to support those wineries devastated by the Napa area fires.
Ancient Peaks hosted guests for a silent auction and dinner that included courses such as a pig roast and oyster bar by a few different talented chefs. All the services and food were donated by our amazing community. Within hours over 20,000 were raised for our Northern California neighbors!
R.H. Drexel posted a beautiful article highlight the heart and effort of the event. Arms Across California: Paso’s Wine & Feast Fire Relief
SLO Bitters and Root Elixir teamed up to share their unique offerings into the world of craft cocktails. The photos were used for a Coyote & Oak magazine article about women making a splash in the cocktail industry. We whipped up a minute video teaser for them to share on instagram once the article was published!
The girls of Zest it Up have been doing pop up dinners quarterly and in the spring did their first Pop Up Brunch to benefit Family Care Network. All of the proceeds were donated directly to Family Care to benefit the local kids and families of our community. Before I was a photographer I worked at Family Care and am currently serving on the board. It's the non profit that I and The Wedding Standard Community give back too. Planners and Caterers: Zest It Up // Designer: Karson Butler Events// Wedding Venue: Holland Ranch // Music: The Monroe // Cakes & Desserts: Paper Cake Event // Tents & Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals, Scout Rental Co., All About Events // Floral Design: Adornments Flowers & Finery, Festive Designs, Noonan's Wine Country Designs, Flowers by Denise
Windows on the Water needed fresh images for a new website show casing younger couples enjoying dinner and drinks. We gathered the couples and made a night of it!
Each year the wine makers of Paso Robles get together at Terra Mia Vineyard to roast a fellow vintner. There is a silent auction and the proceeds went to benefit Must Charities which helps so many needs across the Central Coast.
Thomas Hill Organics hosted a Table to Farm Dinner at Windrose Farms. The idea was to bring guests to the farms where they source part of their food. The guests were given a tour and sat down to a meal with the farm and restaurant's owners.
Diabetes Nutrition Expert Lori Zanini helps people control their diabetes with simple and flavorful recipes and advice. She is the author of Eat What You Love Diabetic Cookbook. It was such a joy to photograph her meals and some shots of her doing her passion for her branding and website development.
Flying Caballos Ranch is the most beautiful farmhouse located just across the road from the San Luis Obispo airport. They needed some fresh imagery to show off the unique rooms and vintage atmosphere they have to offer guests at their 3 accomodations.
Wineing for a Cure is an auction fundraiser to benefit diabetes research. It was hosted at the lovely Greengate Ranch and Vineyard.
We produced a music video of Hilary & Kate playing an original song just outside of their home.