Peake Ranch Winery

Being the new kids on the block, their tasting room having only open to the public in May of 2019, our primary goal has been to showcase the beauty of their freshly built winery and tasting room and encourage new visitors with social media marketing.

Peake Ranch is located on the eastern end of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Buellton, CA on the original Sanford Winery site, so we wanted to pay homage to its rich history in the wine world, while simultaneously showing its modern leanings.


The Vineyards

Peake Ranch makes wine from two vineyards in the Sta Rita Hills: it's own estate vineyard on Santa Rosa Road, as well as John Sebastiano Vineyard on HWY 246. Though the vineyards are only about three miles apart as the crow flies, the wines from each vineyard are significantly different due to unique soil, topography, and vineyard elevation... in short terroir. We wished to highlight these differences.

Peake Ranch Wines: Pruned vineyard in winter in Santa Barbara Wine Country
John Sebastiano Vineyard at sunset in Santa Barbara Wine Country

The Winery

We continue to capture Peake Ranch's winemaking team of Wynne Solomon and assistant winemaker, Lauren Tallon, going about their day to day tasks in the winery: racking, topping, sampling, and cleaning... so much cleaning.

The idea is to take their audience behind the scenes of what really goes on at a winery.

Woman Winemaker Portrait. Wynne Solomon racking wine in the cellar at Peake Ranch Vineyard
Women winemaker portraits.  Winemaker Wynne and Assistant Winemaker Lauren talking while racking wine at Peake Ranch.
Wine barrel being cleaned at Peake Ranch
Hand holding a barrel steamer at Peake Ranch
Assistant Winemaker Portrait of Lauren of Peake Ranch Wines
Pinot Noir being racked into a new barrel at Peake Ranch

Harvest 2019

I had the immense honor of photographing Peake Ranch's first harvest in their newly built winery. I captured the harvest of their rosé of pinot noir from vine to press to fermentation tank.

Pinot Noir grapes at harvest at Peake Ranch Vineyard in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Vineyard worker sorting wine grapes at peake Ranch Vineyard in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Assistant Winemaker Lauren cleaning a press at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Cellar workers sorting wine grapes during harvest at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Hand holding pinot noir wine grapes at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Winemaker Wynne drumping grapes into press at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Pinot noir rosé being pressed at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Winemaker Wynne watching wine being pressed at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Pressed pinot noir rosé being pumped into a stainless steel tank at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country

The Tasting Room

Peake's new tasting room is nestled perfectly amongst the hills surrounding their vineyard. So much attention to detail went into its creation. We wished to highlight the texture and warmth of the tasting room to invite guests to visit.

outside of tasting room at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Brown dog sitting on steps at Peake Ranch tasting room in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Wine and couch at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Inside of tasting room at bar at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
Inside tasting room looking at fireplace Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Bottles in the wild

We have begun capturing images of Peake Ranch wines "in the wild." In other words, capturing bottles in such a way that guests can imagine themselves enjoying the wine.

wine in front of couch at Peake Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country
bottle photo of Peake Ranch pinot noir rosé
Bottle photo of peake ranch chardonnay at a restaurant in santa barbara wine country

I assist Peake Ranch with their social media and email marketing in addition to capturing photos for them. You may see our work together on Instagram.

Let's Work Together

I offer photography packages as well as social media management and consulting packages.

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