Winemakers are artists, they work with a liquid medium and have immense pride in their creations. They are insecure, always worried and always passionate. At Winesale.co.nz we work with so many grape artists already we felt we should extend our support to the other arts. We found a brilliant organization called The New Zealand Art Show. Their sole objective is to support up and coming artists by displaying and selling their works on their behalf.
We also thought we could complete this great marriage of wine and art by selecting a talented artist and commissioning two paintings to be made into labels for two great wines. We selected a young artist by the name of Richard Thurston. His unique style of painting, simple creativity yet visually stimulating, impressed on us that he will go far in the art world.
The good news is you will be able to take part in his journey to success. We will be releasing 500 cases of Sauvignon Blanc and 500 of Pinot Noir with his works made into labels. The wines will be released in time for Christmas. $1 from every bottle sold will go to the artist, as well as a dollar to the New Zealand Art Show. Contact us if you would like to have a bottle of history in the making. Now without further delay – the winner Richard Thurston: