Sunset River Marketplace art gallery is hosting a wine tasting and silent auction at the unveiling of the original label artwork for the Limited Edition 2011 Blueberry Wine produced by Carolinas Vintage. The free event is February 26 from 7 to 9 pm.
The six special limited edition bottles represent six coastal North Carolina locations: Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island and Southport. The original paintings to be auctioned are by Roger Tatum, Brenda Behr, Linda Platt and Sue Ernest.
Carolinas Vintage produces only blueberry wine, a recipe which was created some 50 years ago at the Bullard Farm in Cerro Gordo, N.C. Hans Schreus, CEO and wine master, who is the son-in-law of the originator of the wine describes the ruby color, clarity and nose of the wine as a light-bodied, delicious red table wine. The family-owned business works to keep up with an increasing consumer demand for the unusual wine.
The art for these limited edition wine bottles includes a gorgeous harbor scene of a shrimper, a native wildlife image and four other paintings representing the area and creating labels for mementos and collectibles.
Ginny Lassiter, owner the gallery, said, “When Hans first contacted me about working with him on a series of art labels, I was intrigued by the idea of blueberry wine, but had no idea of just how enjoyable it is. I’m thrilled to be involved in selecting art for these limited edition wine bottles.”
Sunset River Marketplace is known for its extensive and eclectic collection of artwork in virtually every genre and style. The 10,000-square foot gallery also includes a newly expanded pottery studio and art classroom, as well as a full-service, on-site custom framing department.
The gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, NC.