Uprooted Magnolia

Vineyard Harvest

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 29, 2011

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to the very first harvest at a local vineyard. They harvested and I photographed  at sundown and it couldn’t have been a better time for us and the grapes. The weather was perfect and the company was even better. I made some great friends, ate some tasty food and drank delicious wine made right here in Wyoming.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The first step was to get your clippers and remove the netting from around the vines.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Sally, the owner, was telling us that last year she had a lot of grapes and came out to start picking when she noticed the vines were empty! When she looked down, birds were covering the ground, bloated and half drunk from eating all of her grapes. So this year, the investment for netting was imperative and it worked.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

They carefully clipped the grapes from the vine checking for bugs and removing leaves before tossing them into the bucket.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Buckets and tubs holding twenty pounds and more were filled to the brim.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

It was such and awesome experience and I can’t wait to go back. Great company, great food, and delicious wine made for a terrific Friday night.
Thank you Sally and the Sybille Canyon Vineyard. I had a *hiccup* blast!


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  1. Brian said, on September 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

    These are great. I love the close-ups, the light, and the pictures of people at work.


  2. WhatLolitaEats said, on September 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Just beautiful! Keep up all the wonderful eye massage, my dear old friend!


  3. Nina C. said, on September 30, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Beautiful pictures!


  4. idiosyncraticeye said, on October 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful. 🙂


  5. Mr.memo said, on December 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

    wooow,… speechless


    • leahyetter said, on December 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Thank you very much! This was an awesome shoot, I really enjoyed it. We’re hopping to do a book on this at some point. 🙂


  6. […] was so excited to be invited back to the Sybille Canyon Vineyard for the 2012 harvest. Because we’ve been in such a drought and have experienced heavy heat […]


  7. Cal Common said, on September 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

    You tell your story so well with photos. Words are unnecessary to say the owners, friends, and neighbors all get together to bring in the harvest. Great way to sell Wyoming and its local bounty…wine and people.


    • leahyetter said, on September 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Cal! I LOVE Wyoming and I love to share it’s beauty. Thanks for joining me. 🙂


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