Aug
23

Justin Winery Gala 2017

CATEGORIES: Allyson

Justin Winery Gala 2017

Justin Winery Gala, paso robles, vineyards, winery, justin baldwin, photographer

For many years I’ve had the pleasure of photographing events and weddings at Justin Winery in Paso Robles.  I’ve become friends with many of the employees, new and old, and the founder, Justin Baldwin.  Above all, I enjoy their commitment to excellence, in their hospitality and their product.  Justin was a true visionary starting this winery.  I can so relate to that characteristic, it’s almost like you can’t help yourself from what you have inside, a curiosity, and a deep desire to make something happen.

I’ve watched this company go through changes, from locally owned, to corporate purchase and all that entails.  They’ve had major controversy locally for a giant mistake last year with the oaks, but have also tried to rectify their error.  They owned it, and that is admirable.  Another business icon of mine had a similar experience, Martha Stewart.  There’s a lot to be said for owning ones errors, it speaks volume on character.  After all, we all are human, which puts us on the same playing field, and if we could simply accept that fact about each other, this world would be such a better place.

One additional thing Justin Winery knows how to do well, is throw a party.  I’ve shot the Gala several times, and it’s always a joy.  The members are excited, the food presentation for the Gala dinner, is always over the top (amazing Chef Will!)  Much, if not almost all, of their produce is grown on site in the chef’s garden, which sits in the midst of world class vineyards.  It’s just a bit of magic, bundled into one evening.  For future events check out their website HERE

Part of what I cherish most in this industry, are the relationships.  Everywhere I go, I find old friends, and meet new ones.  There are moments created, and I get to capture a bit of a history.  History of excellence, history of delicious!

 

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles\

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

justin baldwin, justin winery founder

justin winery gala, paso robles

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justin winery gala, paso robles

justin winery gala, paso robles

 

Justin Winery Gala, paso robles, vineyards, winery, justin baldwin, photographer

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