May 2012

Portraits of Pablo Alvarez, Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero

Friday May 11th, 2012 06:28 PM

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

I’m thrilled that a series of my photos are published the May edition of Decanter, one of the best known and respected wine magazines in the world. I’m even more thrilled that I took the photos in Bodegas Vega Sicilia, one of Spain’s best known and respected wineries.

The Vega Sicilia winery, in Valbuena de Duero, oozes character and history – a bit like its highly-valued produce. There’s an old stone convent, a number of more recent, but still fairly old buildings and an ultra modern, recently opened, winery.

My brief was to capture some relatively casual photos of Pablo Álvarez, Vega Sicilia’s managing director – a job that’s made considerably easier when the background setting is so attractive. All I really had to do was ask Pablo if he minded taking off his tie!

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena de Duero, España. Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org