Vineyards and Wineries

Mellen Meyer Winery

January 13, 2017

Back in November I had met Robert Mellen Rowett at a wine tasting industry event. I immediately fell in love with his sparkling wines. I was thrilled when shortly after, his business partner and wife Julie, contacted me to take some images to update their website for Mellen Meyer Winery. The first project was to collaborate on “winemaker” portraits. We had a vision of doing something that had a very northwest environmental winter feel to it. I definitely did not want a bright sunny day, and was hoping for a foggy morning. I was lucky and the weather  was cloudy and misty and my subject photogenic!

 

Winemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer WineryWinemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery

Robert Mellen Rowett of Mellen Meyer Winery

Winemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery

Robert Mellen Rowett owner and winemaker for Mellen Meyer Winery, inspecting winter vines in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery

Robert Mellen Rowett winemaker and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery in the vineyard.

Winemaker Robert Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery.

Robert Mellen Rowett of Mellen Meyer Winery

Winemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery inspecting winter vines

Robert Mellen Rowett of Mellen Meyer Winery inspecting winter vines.

Winemaker Rober Mellen Rowett and owner of Mellen Meyer Winery

Robert Mellen Rowett of Mellen Meyer Winery

The next project was to photograph their bottles of sparkling wine, as well as his Pinot Noir. Mellen Myer Winery’s primary focus is 0n Methode Champenoise. They are a small or boutique producer creating high quality  and delicious sparkling wine. For me it was especially fun to edit because the  labels are so beautiful! Photographing wine bottles is tricky because they are glass their surfaces are highly reflective. It is important that the label is beautifully lit, because I recognize that vineyards put much thought and expense into producing those labels.

Mellen Meyer Rose de Saignee

Mellen Meyer Rose de Saignee

Mellen Meyer Carey Creek Vineyard Sparkling 2015 Reisling

Mellen Meyer Carey Creek Vineyard Sparkling 2015 Reisling

Mellen Meyer Pinot Noir

Mellen Meyer Pinot Noir

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