Clay mclachlan

I am a photojournalist born in Vancouver and raised in San Francisco. My work has taken me to more than 50 countries, and my images have appeared in many publications including: Food and Wine, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic TravelerDeparturesTimePeople, ReutersSports IllustratedThe New York TimesThe Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. Given my passion for food, wine, and travel, my work aims to bring exceptional depth and sensitivity to the subjects I love. I completed my twelfth cookbook in 2015, Einkorn: Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat.

I am currently based in Bonvicino (population 99) in Piedmont, Italy, where I have renovated two historic villas, planted a vineyard, and I am now honing my skills for the perfect pizza! My purchase of Villa San Lorenzo began as a dream. I was drawn to the region for it’s exquisite food, wine, and gorgeous view.  The culture, food, landscape and people are magical. 


still searching the way to make the best pizza!

I restored San Lorenzo with the intent to provide a peaceful and private retreat nestled within a short distance from great restaurants, wineries, the Mediterranean, and the Italian Alps.  I then purchased a second property, Villa Bracchi, that I have entirely restored.  I enjoy sharing all that Piedmont has to offer, there is a true sense of authentic living.  Guests have told me that the experiences they have had while visiting the region with me should be on everyone's "bucket list".

This adventure is dedicated to my love of food and wine, travel and my desire to encourage others to indulge their taste buds and live their dreams.  

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