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.