It’s a rare occasion when you get the opportunity to fly out to Italy to capture your friend’s wedding. But it’s even a rarer occasion when you fly out to Italy and on that same week your have a client that is out in Italy doing a wine tour.

Well call me lucky because that was the exact opportunity that presented itself to me.

- Victor

First stop - Castello di Monsanto

First stop - Castello di Monsanto

After photographing Amanda and Andrew’s wedding (here). I made my way over to meet up with Jason Yamasaki (JOEY Restaurants) to partake in a special wine tour set up by the Chianti Classico Consortium.

I met Jason through our years working with JOEY as a client and only recently begun working with him directly. Jason earned the title of British Columbia’s Best Sommelier in 2015, so I knew I was going to be learning a lot while travelling with him.

Wine tasting #1

Wine tasting #1

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PODERE CAMPRIANO

Second stop on the tour offered the most home style feel as we were given a tour of the Vineyard and bnb. We even got fed a home made lunch.

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MONTEFIORALLE

Harvest Season

Harvest Season

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Drinking wine all day is hard work.

Drinking wine all day is hard work.

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ORMANNI

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FONTODI

Owner of the Fontodi company in Panzano in Chianti Giovanni Manetti is the fourteenth president in the history of the oldest Italian Wine Consortium.

Owner of the Fontodi company in Panzano in Chianti Giovanni Manetti is the fourteenth president in the history of the oldest Italian Wine Consortium.

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DIEVOLE

The last stop for me.
Jason and the rest of the group continued the tour for another 2 days after. Visiting over 6 more wineries.

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