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Art Exhibition Opening Reception and New “Palate to Palette” Art Series at Muscardini Cellars


Saturday, June 10th through Thursday, August 31st 

KENWOOD, CA (June 7, 2023) – Palate to Palette is a multi-faceted new art series through Muscardini Cellars that seeks to support local Bay Area artists and draw fresh connections between the experience of tasting wine and engaging with art. Experiencing wine on the palate is an all-immersive, sensorial experience. While there are many “paint and sip” experiences in the wine industry, they seem to embrace wine as more of a form of escape and disconnect. What if wine could be experienced as more of a conduit for connection to both self and a work of art?

Danube“More Precious than Gold: Endangered Rivers”

Starting in June 2023, the first Palate to Palette exhibition for local Bay Area artists will be available to wine tasters and viewers alike, whereby a select artist will be invited to showcase a body of work to be on display in the tasting room of Muscardini Cellars for a three-month period of time. During this timeframe, the artist’s work will be exposed to an array of art and wine activities, including an artist’s reception for conversations around the work, inclusion of the pieces in the winery’s most elevated private reserve tasting, and an art and wine flight walk followed by a painting and pairing wine experience that focuses on the similarities between Expressionistic artmaking and the experience of tasting wine in how they both evoke the subjective, impacting mood and feeling, and encourage the self to follow a path that is laid out entirely by the senses.

On Saturday, June 10th, Muscardini Cellars will host an exhibition opening and artful conversation with featured Bay Area local artist, Susan Doyle. Admission is complimentary and light charcuterie will be provided. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. You can book a reservation for this special opening event on Tock.

The first Palate to Palette exhibition featuring artist Susan Doyle will focus on her Endangered Rivers series. Susan Doyle has always been inspired by materials – cans, books, magazines, or even pieces of silk. She explores ideas or compositions from many perspectives, influenced by color & relationships. Doyle uses fiber art in non-traditional ways, weaving aluminum or pages from a book to explore a statement. She has always had the drive to make unique things with her hands and feels that art is one of her languages for expression.

Susan Doyle’s work will be on display for the “Palate to Palette” series in the Muscardini Cellars tasting room from June 10th through August 31st, 2023.

On Saturday, August 5th, Muscardini Cellars will host an Art & Wine Flight Walk + Plein Air Painting Experience. For this experience, guests will enjoy walking through a flight of wines as they engage in a series of questions that will help them connect specific wines with each work of art at the current exhibition in our tasting room. After the art & flight walk, guests will be offered to select a glass of wine to enjoy as they engage in an Expressionist collaborative painting session through which they create a single collaborative painting to take home. The experience is $55 for General Public and $45 for Wine Club Members, the price includes the art walk, tasting flight, glass of wine, light charcuterie, canvas and paint.

Michael Musardini has been a long-time supporter of the local arts and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for CCA, while his spouse, Kate Eilertsen is the Executive Director at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Many of the artists who will be featured in the Palate to Palette series were recently selected to participate in the first True North exhibition that was showcased by di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

About Muscardini Cellars

Proprietor Michael Muscardini has been a maverick winemaker in Sonoma Valley for over 15 years.  Michael Muscardini is making roughly 5,000 cases a year of mostly classic Italian reds as well as robust blends that include Cabernet Sauvignon. He is one of the winemakers that has been leading the way in the revival of Sangiovese and Barbera wines in Sonoma since 2005. Michael’s deep community connections and warm relationships with local growers enable him to source the best fruit for his wines from some of the most unique vineyards in Sonoma County and beyond.  The Muscardini Cellars tasting room is open daily and is located at 9380 Sonoma Highway. Contact the team at Muscardini Cellars by calling (707) 933-9305 or visit the Muscardini Cellars website at https://www.muscardinicellars.com/.



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