Through the book I hope the reader can see Chile's beauty and understand how Chilean wineries produce wines of such great character, explains Sara Matthews. Chile is unique because of its geography, its culture and its people. I have tried to portray this uniqueness through my photographs, with each chapter showing a different aspect of each wine region. Some chapters, such as The Flow, are more conceptual, embracing mountain streams and flowing wine. Other chapters show the majesty of the mountains or the teams of people who create Chile's fine, distinctive wines.
Sara Matthews has specialized in wine photography for editorial and corporate clients since 1986 and has photographed in the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Cyprus and Argentina as well as Chile. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, Newsweek, Departures, Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts, The Wine Spectator and USA Today. She has published several other books, including The Wines of Long Island (1993), Guide to the Hamptons & Long Island Wine Country (1995) and A Village In The Vineyards (1993). Sara has had three solo exhibitions in France and Argentina. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Sara speaks French, Italian and Spanish and lives in Brooklyn where she and her husband have restored a hundred-year-old house and garden.