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Tag : Pontet-Canet

05 Oct 2018
people. winemaking, Pontet Canet

The People behind the Wine

Having such an incredible opportunity to observe the entire operation from vine to bottle, I have also had the chance to gain fascinating insight into the people behind the wine, and the supreme effort at every stage that goes into each bottle of Pontet-Canet. I believe you would be rather impressed at the heart behind this operation, which is evident at every turn. Consistently, the message derived from the people here; (whether it’s the pickers […]

03 Oct 2018
Amphoras, winemaking, biodynamic wine,France

Day 5-Achieving Bio-dynamic Classification in Wine

When it comes to wine being classified as bio-dynamic, it is often considered to be an evolution of sorts in organic agriculture. Listening to the birds chirping this morning, I contemplated just what this vineyard and its caring growers of Pontet Canet have had to adhere to to both achieve and sustain this classification. Pontet Canet holds two prestigious classifications; the French biodynamic classification known as Biodyvin, which was awarded to them first in 2010. […]

02 Oct 2018
harvesting wine, france, Pontet Canet

Day 4- Wine harvest- From Vine to Bottle- The production

Monday morning here in the beautiful Medoc region of France, and it’s full steam ahead for grape harvesting, and my first full week here. It’s easy to sleep restfully even finishing off a bit of jet lag- the nights are so quiet and peaceful here in the French countryside, with only the occasional sound of feet on gravel, or night creatures stating their presence. No television and shaky WiFi leave us to our own devices […]

30 Sep 2018

Day 2- Wine Harvest at Chateau Pontet Canet, France- Wandering Pauillac and best light of day

Saturday on the estate is quiet and no harvesting is happening, which gives me good opportunity to take photos of the stillness of the operations, the vineyard and the property.  Awakening to a distant sound of birds, and the clock in the courtyard which strikes on the hour and on the half hour. We again opt to skip breakfast, as I spend quite a lot of time at night shooting nightscapes which keep us out […]

28 Sep 2018

Arrival- French Wine Harvest 2018- Pontet- Canet, Pauillac, France

Arriving in Bordeaux yesterday was a moment of personal happiness for me. I have eagerly anticipated this assignment for so long and to land with all my camera gear (Nikon D810, D750, DJI Mavik Pro, GoPro5, lighting, tripods, batteries), and not have anything missing was also a blessing given the importance of this trip. We were definitely tired, having flown from Calgary to Amsterdam, and the outbound flight had been delayed arriving from Amsterdam. We […]