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Bordeaux Vineyard: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte - France [EXPLORED]

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I visited the Bordeaux area on my last weekend in France with one of my co-workers and it was an awesome experience. Here is one shot from my favorite vineyards that we visited that weekend "Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte."

In 1990, Daniel and Florence, the owners, sell all they have to repurchase Smith Haut Lafitte. After two years of hard work, as well in the farm buildings as in the XVIIIth century chartreuse one, they settle in the castle where they live all of year to devote themself entirely to their new passion: the breeding of the white and red high-class wines of Smith Haut Lafitte.

The best part about this place was the wine itself. I'm usually a huge fan of red wines and will gravitate to a glass over white wine any day...... BUT THIS ONE. Our tasting began with red wine and we moved to white (typically you'll start with the more mild and sweet white's and work your way to the more robust flavors of reds). The white wine I had here was bold with all kinds of exciting flavors. There is a huge undertone of pineapple/citrus which I had never experienced before.

Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
F Stop: f/8
ISO: 200
9 RAW Exposure HDR

Update:
Explore 6/30/2010; #10

Vincent Montibus, icolorinthelines, and 249 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Daniela Duncan 57 months ago | reply

    Oh, wow - striking shot! Love, love, love your treatment! Gorgeous tones.

  2. keng1961 57 months ago | reply

    Excellent photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Alshareef Hashim 57 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!! ◕‿◕

  4. nalo.soul 57 months ago | reply

    Marvelous perspective !!

  5. Fabiela 57 months ago | reply

    Wow! That is really, really incredible! :)

  6. G.hostbuster (Gigi) 57 months ago | reply

    Wow..excellent shot, light and perspective..!!! Congrats!

  7. Silkelarium 56 months ago | reply

    W O W!!!!!!!!!!

  8. So Walk! [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

    Dang. Looks almost like it goes on for eternity. Congrats on the Explore. :)

  9. _SG_ 56 months ago | reply

    wonderful pic!

  10. Icker_Malabares 56 months ago | reply

    Excellent perspective!

  11. hmraie 51 months ago | reply

    lol i ended up finding you... remember me from the train on new years eve?

  12. Victoria*G 50 months ago | reply

    Love the symmetry!

  13. cabe26 36 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful shot

  14. Ralph Oechsle 10 months ago | reply

    great scenery, well done !!!

  15. rhosec7 2 months ago | reply

    I have always wanted to take a tour around a beautiful vineyard. One of the parts I would most like to see though is the wine cave's so to speak. I love the rustic barrels, and it is exciting to see how much wine has actually been produced.
    www.winedirt.com/tours/

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