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Artist & Artisan Series

Hand-Painted Wine Bottles

This Artist & Artisan Series is collaboration between artist René Romero Schuler and Terlato Family Vineyards. Terlato Wines is the leading marketer of luxury wines in the United States, marketing more than one out of ten bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. According to Kantar Media, Terlato Wines accounts for 41 percent of all advertising dollars spent among Luxury Wine Brands—the leader in the category. The company represents more than 60 brands, covering the world’s finest wine regions, varietals and styles. The exceptional quality of the Terlato portfolio is underscored by more than 900 90+ reviews form leading wine publications since 2010 — more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world. The Terlato family has been in the liquor and wine business for over 70 years, and Terlato Family Vineyards, in Napa Valley, CA is the family’s private label vineyard.

John Terlato is a vintner who enjoys timeless and classical wines that can transcend generations. Timeless wines, from his perspective, are elegant, complex and sublime – all at once. They are wines that are beautiful when young and are able to age gracefully. For him, it is these traits that define the timeless and true art of winemaking.

René’s original work of art was applied to bottles of Terlato Family Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine comes from the renowned Stags Leap District, which is one of the world’s premier appellations for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The distinctive palisades of the Stags Leap District create a funneling effect that draws in cool marine air in the late afternoon, which produces lush, elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon consistent with the world’s greatest wines. The vineyard from which this wine hails, is recognized as one of the most important vineyards in the entirety of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. In Rene’s words, her intention is for each bottle to pay tribute to the grape crushing ladies of lore, who bring thoughts of fun and frivolity and romance to the art of wine-making.

René has, painted over 60 unique works on individual bottles of Terlato Family Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet, of which only a very limited number of total bottles were produced. We know that this is a ground-breaking and truly unique partnership, and hope you enjoy our work and our collaboration.

This final edition of Rene’s bottles is SOLD OUT!  Here is the PDF brochure of the 2017 edition of 1.5L Large Format bottles.  Please stay tuned for future editions of Artist & Artisan, with the (to be announced) next artist!