2015 "Entry" Malbec Reserve Contest winner MARGARET LUM captured this amazing photo of our very own winery dog, Barley, in front of a stunning entry in Balboa Park, San Diego. Follow Barley's adventures @barleyvondoodle on instagram.
2016 "Path" Bordeaux Style Blend Photo contest winner DOUGLAS HOWE, of Reno, Nevada, found this autumnal "Path Not Traveled" while meandering through Vermont. Our Wine Club voted this photo to winning status!
2017 "Vacation" Syrah Blend Winner KATHLEEN BRUNDAGE of Yucaipa, Ca, captured this amazing shot of a winter vacation while at California's Mammoth Mountain.
2018 "By the Sea" Sauvignon Blanc With an artist's eye, SAUL PEREZ of Bakersfield, California, captured this stunning shot of a lighthouse while traveling around Ireland. The crisp lines match our summery white wine.
2017 "Windows" Petit Verdot Photo winner JASMINE HANN of Chesapeake, Virginia, came across this stunning window clock in the Musée de Orsay in Paris, France. With incredible views through this window, it's very clear that this elegant photo is a perfect accompaniment to our estate wine.
2017 "Sunset" Cabernet Franc Photo contest winner MARGAUX PRESTON of San Diego, California, travels with her growing family with their van, Bruce - they captured this amazing sunset in Mammoth Lakes, California. Follow their adventures on instagram @sowewent!
2017 "Stairs" Zinfandel U.S. Navy Veteran DAWN WHITING found this beautiful stairway framed by cherry blossoms, while running in Okinawa, Japan. Great wines are best shared with great friends!
2017 "Entry" Malbec A repeat winner, our amateur photographer friend PETER ROGERS of Chino Hills, Ca., captured this colorful entry while in Pienza, Italy. The flowery entry is reminiscent of our fruity estate Malbec!
2011 Par La Mer This serene lighthouse photo was taken near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada by its owner and California resident DORIS PAYNE. Prince Edwards Island is visible from the top deck.
2012 Par La Mer Along the northern coast of Italy overlooking the Mediterranean Sea are five villages that make up Cinque Terra. This breathtaking photo of colorful homes built on terraces in the rugged steep landscape of Manarola was taken by JIM ALBERTER of Paso Robles, CA.
2009 Voyage This inspiring photo was taken by winery owner Wally Murray while vacationing in Venice, Italy.
2010 Voyage This energizing and fun photo was taken by ELI SAKELLAKIS of The Woodlands, Texas while vacationing on the island of Sifnos in Greece.
2011 Voyage Our featured photo is of La Fontaine Moussue in Aix-en-Provence, France. The natural hot water spring contributes to the growth of moss which now covers the original 1667 design of children supporting the basin. Thanks to MELISSA ANDERSON from Alaska, Seattle and Paris!
2012 Vacation Our award winning photographer captured a romantically wonderful memory along the Grand Canal in Venice. Thanks to YVONNE SMITH of Atascadero, CA for submitting this great shot.
2013 Vacation Our award winning photographer captured an iconic spot on the Pacific Coastline of California in Manhattan Beach. Thanks to BILL GEORGE from Tucson, AZ for providing the most perfect vacation image.
Carol and Rich Campbell
2010 Escaliers At the risk of getting dizzy, CAROL and RICH CAMPBELL of Federal Way, WA took this great photo of the fabulous stairwell in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
2011 Escaliers Hot days and cool maritime evenings in the Paso Robles wine region contribute to the high quality of the fruit grown in that region. Not too far from the vineyards you can find this inviting staircase on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA. Our appreciation goes to BILLY RITTER for submitting the winning photo.
2011 The Bridge This winning photo is of Pont Saint Michel, a bridge linking the Place Saint-Michel on the left bank of the river Seine to the Ile de la Cite. RASHELLE YOUNG of Aliso Viejo, CA took this romantic photo while traveling with her husband "Sparky" in Paris France.
2015 The Bridge Take a look at the label and imagine yourself standing on the bridge at the Multnomah Falls, in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Our contest winner YVONNE SMITH of Atascadero, CA certainly captured the essence of being in a good niche.
2011 The Swing This label photo of a good niche is a swing, or la balancoise, taken on a breezy October day in San Luis Obispo, CA. The winning photographer is LORI BELLof Santa Maria, CA.
2011 Chair These comfy chairs are arranged for optimally viewing the grandeur of Sedona, Arizona. Prolific photographer BILL GEORGE (agfrom Tucson, Arizona captured this picture with the assistance of his staging director and wife, Jet George.
2013 Chair The photo of this inviting place to sip wine was taken in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia by DONNA DANIELS of Redmond, Oregon. This vibrant red chair surrounded by serene gardens provided a good niche to take in the views and kick back.
2013 The Manor Let you imagination take you to an enchanting manor. Imagine yourself indulging on this fine wine from an elegant glass, while you observe the breathtaking view. Perhaps it’s from the cellar of this lovely waterfront location captured digitally by AL STEINBERG of St. Petersburg, FL on his travels to Portofino, Italy.
2014 The Manor Scarlet flowers spilling out of containers invite us to our imaginary Manor and the rich red wines that may be resting deep in it’s vast wine cellar. PATRICIA KILLORAN of Tucson, AZ. Captured this photo during some amazing travels in Paris, France.
2015 The Manor Paso Robles resident MARILYN SISLER captured this splendid gem in Sentra, Portugal. it’s the historic Pena Palace built on a hill and visible for miles on a clear day.
Theresa & Tim Calabretta
2013 Folly What’s the definition of folly? fol·ly /ˈfälē/ noun : A costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park. THERESA AND TIM CALABRETTA of Atascadero, CA found the perfect Folly at a fake ruins in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
2015 My Garden Photographer BILL GEORGE (again!) of Tucson, AZ enjoys garden shots from all around the world. Who knows where this one was taken?
2009 Path This enchanting pathway was taken by Loretta Campbell near the charming town of Killarney, Ireland.
2010 Path This warn sandy pathway was taken by LYSEE KIERSTEIN of Indiatlantic, Florida while in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
2011 Path Rich color attracts the eye towards this pathway through the botanical gardens in Mendocino, CA Our winning photographer had a very keen eye when capturing this memorable shot. Our thanks to CATHERINE FULLER!
2012 Path The photo of these georgeous showy California native poppies taken by ROBERT CLARKE near his home in Lancaster, CA was selected for this years' vintage of a path to a very good place.
2013 Path The photo on this label was submitted by MARILYN SISLER of Paso Robles, CA. It was taken one May in the Garden Of Europe on a breathtaking stroll through Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands.
2015 Reserve Path SUE TYNER of Tustin, CA submitted the photo on this label. It was taken in search of a good niche on the lush path to Honolua Bay on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
2009 Arches Supporting the endeavor to include various photos on Bon Niche labels is BILL GEORGE of Tucson, Arizona who took this picture in Cusco, Peru.
2010 Arches To support the endeavor of including photos of good niches on Bon Niche labels, GORDON HOLYOAK of Scottsdale, Arizona submitted this calming garden shot taken in St. Remy, France.
2011 Arches The graceful archways and the swaying palms of the courtyard at The Mission Inn, Riverside, CA possibly reminded our photographer of the elegance in a lovely glass of this Bordeaux style blend. Our thanks to ANNE JOHNSON-CURTIS for submitting.
2014 Arches LAURA DIENZO of Atascadero, CA is the winning photographer for capturing this bon niche of graceful arches in Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal.
2009 Windows The photo on this bottle was taken by winery owner Joyce Murray in Siquenza, Spain. Before she got involved in the wine business she had time to travel.
2010 Windows The charming window photo was taken by BILL GEORGE of Tucson, Arizona while visiting Venice, Italy.
2011 Windows Usually known for it's cultured wine labels, the fun loving judges couldn't resist the humor in this photo taken by KAREN PETERSEN in Old Colorado City, CO. This racy illustration portrays the spiciness of the wine, and the suspense of a delicious ending. We chose this hedonistic shot, 'cause this is just some badass wine!
2013 Windows The window photo on this label was taken by CRAIG PEDERSEN of Atascadero, CA while visiting the picturesque Portuguese town of Sintra. Notice the texture in the blue tiles that gives this building a particular beauty.
Mary and Peter Rogers
2015 Reserve Windows The photo on this label was taken by MERRY and PETER ROGERS of Chino Hills, CA while on their travels through Verduno, Italy in the Piedmont region.
2009 The Entry Tim Campbell of Yucaipa California took this inviting photo of an entryway at the Mission San Miguel, in California.
2010 The Entry PHILIP FLINTZER of Laguna Hills, California took an up-close shot of this inviting carved door while visiting Paris, France.
2011 The Entry Photo contest winner Amanda Ashton of Costa Mesa, CA shot these gates to a secret garden behind the Hotel Baudy in Giverny, France. The vines on this late 19th century beauty grow wild in invitation to the delights that lay beyond.
2013 The Entry Photo contest winner MARTIN BASURTO of Santa Clara, CA captured this entryway photo in Tuscany, Italy inside the medieval fortress in the ancient town of Castiglione della Pescaia.
Don Exterkamp and Ray Morfin
2015 The Entry Photo contest winners DON EXTERKAMP and RAY MORFIN of San Miguel, CA found this delightfully colored courtyard entry at an art gallery in Carrizozo New Mexico.