Shafer Vineyards, Napa Valley, Mountains

Shafer Vineyards, Stags Leap District, CA

13 hours, 3 photographs.  Even the turning of colors on the grape vines, and the colors were everywhere even in late November during this seasonally warm year, was not enough inducement for me to pull out the camera.  There were more important things to do: eating and wine tasting.

(click through on the image to view the Mountain Range in 700px)

The highlight of the day was the tasting at Shafer Vineyards that was scheduled weeks in advance.  With only 10 people per tasting and only 2 sessions a day, these sit-down tastings held in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to a view of the vineyards and of the Napa Valley are an absolute treat.  From my seat, this view was what I had to stare at for about 60 minutes.  So needless to say, I finally had to get back to the car to pull out the camera and tripod for 3 compositions of this scene.

Besides the shading of the mountain range near Mt. Veeder, I do enjoy the little touch of color and the white buildings in the small pocket view of the Napa Valley floor.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 1/400 sec, f/8

Shafer Vineyards, Napa Valley, Mountains.  Shafer Vineyards, Stags Leap District, California.  November 26, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


4 thoughts on “Shafer Vineyards, Napa Valley, Mountains

        1. I know exactly what you mean. They’re not going to come down in price especially after the Wine of the Year announcement for their Syrah/Petite Syrah wine last week.

          I also read from a few different forums that the HSS is open for purchase by the general public only on Oct 1st each year and there is always a long line. The demand is still there even with the prices!


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