Northwest Cellars Partners with Photographer Richard Duval to Create First Artist Series Collection

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Northwest Cellars will introduce its Artist Series collection Sept. 2, matching six award-winning wines with an image from wine and travel photographer Richard Duval on each label.

Our aim is to create a true collector’s experience: enjoy the wine; admire the art on the label."

Celebrating the natural link between fine art and fine wine, Northwest Cellars will introduce its Artist Series collection next month, matching six award-winning wines with an image from wine and travel photographer Richard Duval on each label.

The six-bottle collector’s case features premium wines selected by Northwest Cellars owner Bob Delf -- four reds, one white, and one sparkling. Retailing for $195, the collector’s case is available Sept. 2 at Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane, WA, and at Northwest Cellars Tasting Room in Kirkland, WA.

The six label images feature striking photos from Duval’s extensive photo travels, including two images from his latest wine image exhibit “Art from the Vine.” Duval opens this exhibit on Sept. 2 at Nectar Tasting Room to coincide with the release of the Artist Series. He also will be on hand at the official rollout of the Artist Series collection at Northwest Cellars tasting room on Sept. 10 from 1-4 to autograph the boxed set.

Six Northwest Cellar wines are featured in the Artist Series– 2001 Brut, 2009 Adagio, 2007 Cabernet, 2008 Sangiovese, and two soon-to-be released vintages – the 2009 Madrigal, a Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend; and the 2007 Intrigue. Adorned with the select images, the Artist Series is a true collector’s item, as much for the label as for the wine, said Delf.

“This is a logical next step for us,” said Delf. “We have always admired Rick’s work, and are proud to collaborate with him on this project. Our aim is to create a true collector’s experience: enjoy the wine; admire the art on the label."

Ten Additional Artist Series Images Available for Custom Wine Orders
Ten other images from Duval’s Artist Series also will be available on the Northwest Cellars website for customers who wish to customize a label for their personal wines. Use of an Artist Series image on a custom label is $95 for a onetime setup and licensing fee.

The winery’s highly-awarded custom blends have earned a loyal following among customers who purchase specially labeled wines for business gifts, non-profit fundraisers, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other special events. Northwest Cellars offers a 10-percent discount with the purchase of a 12-bottle case.

Northwest Cellars, located in Kirkland, produces high-quality, affordable wines with the Northwest Cellars label or a custom–designed label. Let Northwest Cellars help you uncork the possibilities! Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nwcellars and on Twitter under @nwcellars. Visit http://www.northwestcellars.com.

Photographer, writer, and musician Richard Duval travels the US and Europe to capture wine, scenic and landscape images. His photographs can be found on note cards, galleries, bookstores and wine stores as well as in various art fairs and shows, and as stock. He lives near Mill Creek, WA. See his wine imagery at http://www.vinelines.com; scenic and landscape work at http://www.duvalimages.com. Follow him on Twitter under @VineLinesPhotos.

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