Pic of the Vine is a monthly image taken by contributor Richard Duval. See previous Pic of the Vine images here.

April’s Pic of the Vine is part riveting image, part ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ from photographer Richard Duval as another Walla Walla winery opens a Woodinville tasting room. Last month, Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery took over the former mead distiller building situated between Hollywood Hills and Matthews Estate.

Castillo’s Walla Walla home is a favorite photo subject of Duval. “Capturing the vineyard against the stark white of the Spanish styling makes for a strong image,” he notes. “I got lucky here – a hazy day that provided soft light on the early spring vines just inching toward their full green.” Click on the picture for a larger image.