Hours: Year Round
Growing up in the adult-playground of New Zealand, Ray Walsh found fun in life, photography and in nature. Vineyards were simply places to pick up and expend ammunition to shoo away countless birds descending on the latest crop of grapes in the countryside surrounding his hometown of Auckland. Walsh found his calling in the wine industry in the late 1980's while a young lad backpacking through Europe and working a harvest in Germany's Mosel region to finance his travels. The breeze, the high cliffs, the gentle sounds of the Mosel river was the perfect canvas for a budding artist to enrapture his imagination and find his hands wrapped and entwined in the vines of a new medium the vineyard.