“The Blending of Art & Wine” – September 10th/11th 2011

We’re a little behind even on our OWN blogging – sorry about that … here’s a press release for the pending event this weekend! “The Blending of Art & Wine.” ….

Sept 10th/11th

Also be sure to check us out this Friday night at 9pm EST on Animal Planet’s new show “Tanked!” …

Our latest newsletter
Artisans Quarterly Review Volume 4 Issue 3


Press Release below:

Hopewell Valley residents are known to appreciate artwork in many forms; often traveling the world on a quest to find talented artists. We enjoy the culture and the experience of exotic locations, cities, islands, and boundless antique stores and galleries across the country. Well, it’s time we travel closer to home to enjoy the artwork produced by our own community!

Hopewell Valley has a growing artistic culture including artists of all sorts, employing skills earned from around the world. Bring your paintings, your sculpture, your furniture, your jewelry! If its handcrafted original artwork, it’s welcome at Hopewell Valley Vineyards.

We extend an invitation to the community and local artisans to join us at on the grounds of Hopewell Valley Vineyards and to the properties of all of the Delaware River Valley Wine Trail (DRVWT) members for “The Blending of Art & Wine.” on Sept. 10 and 11 (noon-5 p.m. both days).

Hopewell Valley Vineyards will be hosting artists sponsored by Artisans of the Valley, while other DRVWT members (Old York Cellars, Terhune Orchards and Unionville Winery) will offer their own tastings and artist showings during the weekend. Make sure you follow the whole trail to stop at each of these beautifully maintained vineyards to enjoy a taste of wine and a view of the area’s artistic talents!

Our hosts at Hopewell Valley Vineyards are award-winning winemakers Sergio and Violetta Neri and the event is sponsored by me and independent artist Michael Pietras.

The Neri family brings their Italian heritage of winemaking and a love of art to our Valley by creating a Tuscan winery with a rustic, cozy atmosphere that is perfect for relaxing and sampling wines. Their tasting room features a wood-burning stove, a copper wine bar and lots of large windows to enjoy sipping wine and enjoying the views of the vineyard. Take a stroll onto their deck to bring the wine tasting experience outside. Hopewell Valley Vineyards is a prime example of how modern farming techniques ensure open space can be preserved, productive, and available to the community.

The studios of Artisans of the Valley are nestled into Hopewell Township and have been an icon of the community for over 35 years. Artisans will be onsite with a wide variety of fellow artists and craftsmen providing demonstrations and windows into their portfolios. Anticipate some new and unexpected pieces from Artisans; the debut of their new modern art line will take place at this event!

We’re also excited to announce that a few special guests from The Trenton Animal Shelter will be onsite (Saturday only at Hopewell Valley Vineyards) with some great animals ready for adoption! If you’re looking for a new family member or if you can help out the shelter with a donation of any excess pet supplies or funds, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted on both days!

Stop at Hopewell Valley Vineyard for a preview of Artisans’ work now. On display is an amazing New Wave Gothic dining table. Get a glimpse into the lineage of craftsmen behind their artwork through an illuminated manuscript proclaiming the pedigree of Artisans.

We look forward to sharing a great weekend and promoting our community’s talent!

Event locations are:
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
(46 Yard Road)
Old York Cellars
(80 Old York Road, Ringoes)
Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery
(330 Cold Soil Road, Lawrence)
Unionville Winery
(9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes)

Admission is free to artists and the general public. Artisans should contact Artisans of the Valley for information on displaying or demonstrating at 609-658-2955.

Eric M. Saperstein

Master Craftsman

Artisans of the Valley


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