Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Woodward Canyon Winery started their Artist Series cabernet sauvignon with the 1992 vintage. Since then, the Artist Series has featured a different artist each year, focusing mainly on artists from the Northwest.

To celebrate the 20th vintage of this acclaimed wine, owners Rick Small and Darcey Fugman-Small invited artist Melissa Webster, who designed their first label featured on Woodward Canyon’s inaugural 1981 vintage, to create a new interpretation of her original label. The original label featured a woodblock print of Walla Walla Valley wheat fields. For the Artist Series 20th anniversary, Webster developed a piece that is similar to the original in style yet can also stand on its own. This label will be featured on the 2011 Artist Series #20 to be released during Holiday Barrel Tasting in December.

“When approached this spring about creating the 20th Anniversary Artist Series label, of course I was eager to join the project,” said Webster. “The painting done for this anniversary label is in the tradition of my landscapes of this area, emphasizing space, color, and abstract design.  I will be very pleased if it reveals my familiarity and love for Walla Walla Valley.”   

Webster will be on-hand to celebrate the release of the wine during Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend, Dec. 6th-8th at Woodward Canyon Winery. She will sign bottles and have other work available for purchase.

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