5 Okanagan liquor producers that collaborate with visual artists

Wife-partner team Jody and Costas Gavaris know a point about trying to get balance–in on their own, their interactions and the purely natural earth. So, assume of Rigour & Whimsy as the ying and the yang to find a minor harmony in their orange (or amber), gamay and syrah wines, to title a several.

Who are your frequently contributing artists, and why did you want to get the job done with them?

JG: Art implies anything to us! We like to do the job with artists whose do the job resonates with us and who we sense can use their creative vision and voice to much more skillfully capture and converse the essence of each of our wines and their stories. We function with distinctive artists on every of our wine labels. Most not too long ago, we have worked with Annie Robinson, Sarah Gee Miller, Nicole Young. And this calendar year, we will be working with Alexandra Goodall and Aaron Metz.

You’ve labored with quite a few distinct artists. Do you have a favorite label?

JG: Oh geez, that is a rough problem. We have new favourites each year–I would possibly have to go with the watercolour painted by Annie Robinson that adorns our first two vintages of wines (2016 and 2017 Pinot Blanc). Annie and I were colleagues in our past urban work and lived in Vancouver. To me, this portray represents hope, eyesight, alignment, integrity, transformation and peace–all the characteristics that kept us going although we have been in the midst of a significant everyday living changeover, and kept our eyes on the horizon that we had been dreaming up and dwelling into.   

What came 1st, the artwork or the sort of wine? 

JG: Surely the style of wine. We begun this mad business due to the fact Costa is OBSESSED with wine. So in our method, we like to allow the wines–and his creative vision in producing them–lead the rest of our imaginative process. The vintage (temperature, problems, chances), the winemaking ways, and every thing that the wine results in being to us in conditions of what it usually means and represents.  

Do you integrate commissioned art in any other means via your business? 

JG: Of course! We also include commissioned art into the postcards we contain on our hand-signed thank you playing cards that accompany every single of our on-line get shipments.

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