The Proud Winegrowers

A photographic exhibition by Edoardo Delille

Edoardo Delille portrays the main characters of Chianti D.O.C.G. vineyards as heroes, myths. And such they are. Proud of their product, with their eyes and poses they fully show their sense of things. They produce wine, and are proud to do so.

When we asked Delille to think of a way, a concept apt at expressing the value of Chianti D.O.C.G. in Tuscany, he had no doubts: the faces, the expression, the pride.

This is how this series of portraits is born: from the seasonal farm worker, to the family of producers, from the local guy to the the foreigner, they all, in the same way and with the same dedication, work to produce one of the most esteemed national products.

Delille visited various wine growers and shot, with the same focus and composition, both those who work in the management offices as well as those sweating in the vineyards. There is no difference. They all contribute to create that which in the world is known as Chianti D.O.C.G..

In the eyes of all the people portrayed you can spot the light of excellence, the undeniable value of tradition and work when it symbolizes committment and quality.

Arianna Rinaldo