Grand Grape Celebration Wine Tastings in Yosemite

I signed up for a wine tasting in Yosemite right after my Fall Colors workshop November 12-16, featuring +Silver Oak Cellars, +Twomey Cellars , Martinelli Vineyards, and Tablas Creek Vineyard

The wines were outstanding, and both Silver oak and Tablas Creek poured verticals going back to 2001 so you could see how they can develop over time. This was overall schedule:

Session #4 ~ November 16 – 18
2016 Moderator ~ Dan Berger, Wine Journalist & Judge

Wednesday, November 16
1:00 PM “Tasting Nuances Between Site Specific Single Vineyard Wines”
Martinelli Vineyards & Winery Regina Martinelli

3:30 PM “Esprit de Beaucastel: The Evolution of a Flagship Rhone Blend”
Tablas Creek Jason Haas
6:00 PM Meet the Vintners Reception

Thursday, November 17
1:00 PM “A Deconstructed Tasting of 2016 Sauvignon Blanc”
Twomey Cellars David Duncan

3:30 PM “A Brief History of (Silver Oak) Time through Selected Wines”
Silver Oak Cellars Daniel Baron

6:30 PM Gala Vintners’ Dinner

I received a promo email touting $149/person attendance to the 2016 series of wine events:
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Given that you'll pay about $75 for a dinner in the Ahwahnee anyway, it's not a bad price for four tastings, reception, and a four course dinner at the Ahwahnee paired with wines!

Here's the full schedule:
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There will be far fewer of these events in 2017, since the kitchen in the Ahwahnee is due for a remodel.

I looked up this photo from November 14, 2005 to see how the conditions might be in Yosemite Valley during my workshop, and around the time of the event..

#wine #traveltuesday #travel #winetasting #yosemite #fallcolors


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Yosemite Fall Colors at Night

Can't wait to be in Yosemite Valley tomorrow for my workshop!

It'll run Nov 12 – 16, so I should be able to post a photo from time to time, or at least at the end:

#photographyworkshop #yosemite #fallcolors #nightphotography


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Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

I’ll be presenting on Eastern Sierra Fall Colors this Saturday, October 8, 1 pm in the Mono Basin Visitor Center auditorium in Lee Vining. Drop by after lunch for some inspiration before you head back out!

I’ll have copies of my guidebook Photographing California Vol. 2 – South on hand for signing, or if you already have one, bring it by and I’ll sign it!

If you’d like to let me know that you might be coming, you can RSVP at the event page on Facebook:

If you can’t make it to the event, the +Mono Lake Committee bookstore in Lee Vining has had the book in stock recently, and Whoa Nellie Deli as well.

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California Fall Colors

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

After enjoying the Eastern Sierra for decades, pursuing fall colors here for over ten years and living here for six, my main fall colors workshop dates this year are:
October 3 – 7 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors and Milky Way
October 10 – 14 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors and Moonlit Landscapes

November 12 – 16 Yosemite Fall Colors and Full Moon

I read today that "In Wisconsin, the fall-color tourists spend over $1 billion". I can show you the best of California for a whole lot less! If there's demand I may add an Eastern Sierra workshop later in October, but there's added risk of a cold mid-October storm destroying the turned leaves and burning the remaining ones to brown and black.

#fallcolors #landscapephotography #photographyworkshops


In Album Fall Colors Eastern Sierra

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Aspen With Snow (horizontal)

I uploaded to +500px a high resolution horizontal composition of the snowy aspen scene that I shared here to G+ a few days ago.

#landscapephotography #monocounty #visitcalifornia #fallcolors

Snowy Fall Aspen
Snow-laden late fall aspen in the Eastern Sierra Monday last week.

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Last Gasp of Fall

Although most of the aspen had lost most of their leaves when I passed through the Eastern Sierra last week, this stand down near Bishop still provided a nice streak of yellow.

#EasternSierra #fallcolors #landscapephotography #california


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Aspen With Snow

Snow-laden late fall aspen in the Eastern Sierra after a snowfall in early November.

#EasternSierra #fallcolors #MonoCounty #california


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Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fun (LWCF)

Sign this to tell your members of Congress preserve the LCWF, which otherwise expires today:

I passed and shot this location in Grand Teton National Park several times last week, but this shot from roughly noon last Thursday turned out best. Clearly it's not just a sunrise or sunset spot!
#landscapephotography #grandteton #nationalpark #fallcolors #wyoming


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Fall in the Eastern Sierra

In early April, we're already halfway back to fall!

#fallcolors #easternsierra #mountainmonday #monocounty
+Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops


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Backlit Cottonwoods in the Mist

Colorful cottonwood trees and morning mist at Topaz Lake, on the California-Nevada border. Fall colors aren't over quite yet!

I shot this through the living room window. I stepped outside for the next few shots but the mist wasn't quite as high by then.
#fallcolors #monocounty #landscapephotography +Eastern Sierra Nevada Workshops


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