|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2019|
|Publisher:||Princeton Architectural Press|
As a budding photographer and oenophile in the 1940s, Fred Lyon surveyed the wine photography of the day and thought, "I can do better than that!" What followed was a seven-decade engagement with the world's great wine regions—to French châteaux, the verdant slopes of Chile, and the picturesque wineries of Italy, Greece, and Portugal — always returning to the breathtaking Napa and Sonoma vineyards that lie just over the bridge from his San Francisco home. A student of Ansel Adams, Lyon has a keen eye, which can easily be appreciated in these color and black and white images of families turning out for the harvest, a horse pulling a sled of freshly picked grapes, and a midmorning workers' break to enjoy bread and cheese.