My name is Julia Perez and I am a professional photographer from Argentina. I love wine and I am fascinated with winemakers. Over the last few years I have been fortunate to have taken photos of vineyards, wineries and winemakers all over the world. Last year I teamed up with legendary California wine writer Paul Hodgins and spent an entire vintage embedded with 50 of the most ambitious and influential winemakers and vintners in Paso Robles.
The result is "The Winemakers of Paso Robles", a large format, full-color book, lovingly crafted and designed to take you beyond the cellar door, deep into the art and science of making the finest wines in the world, and celebrating the men and women who dedicate their lives in this California region to the pursuit of liquid perfection.
Through nearly 300 pages, with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and months of penetrating interviews, this journey into the world of Paso Robles winemaking provides an intimate glimpse into the passionate lives and unbelievable stories of the people behind Paso’s vibrant wine community – whose vision, talent and audacity have helped make it one of the world’s most exciting wine regions.
Julia Perez, Photographer
Julia Perez is a professional photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived and worked in every corner of the world — photographing safaris in Tanzania, mosques in Turkey, temples in Hong Kong, and war-torn ruins in Southern Spain. She has long been a great lover of wine and fascinated with winemakers. Over the past few years, she has been fortunate to have taken photos of vineyards, wineries and winemakers all over the world.
Paul Hodgins, Author
Paul Hodgins has been an award-winning journalist for the Orange County Register for more than 20 years. With a doctorate in music from USC and credits as a dance and theater composer, Paul began his career as a performing arts educator and critic. He is the Register’s wine writer, penning a weekly column called Good Libations.