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Cannon River Winery Unveils First Annual Sogn Series Artist Labels

Cannon River Winery Unveils First Annual Sogn Series Artist Labels

Local artists’ work appears on new wine labels; 2011 call for artists begins

Cannon Falls, Minn. (May 2011) – Cannon River Winery, a premier Minnesota wine producer, unveils the first ever Sogn Series Artist Labels. The new wine labels, created by local artists, will be featured on the 2010 vintage Sogn Blanc and Sogn Blush wines. Cannon Falls resident, Jill Ballard’s impressionist-style painting graces the Sogn Blanc label. Cannon Falls native and Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools art teacher, Becky Jokela’s vineyard scene painting is featured on Sogn Blush bottles.

Both artists will attend the series release party, June 11th at the winery, assisting in bottling the new wines and autographing labels.

2010 was the first annual Sogn Series Artist Labels competition. Local artists were asked to create their interpretation of Cannon River’s picturesque vineyard. Dozens of entries were received and displayed at the winery. Visitors to the winery were asked to vote for their favorite, and the top two art pieces were chosen as the new labels.

Call for Artists: 2011 Sogn Series Artist Labels Event – Artists are currently being sought for the 2011 event. Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to visit the vineyard for inspiration during picnic hours or by contacting the winery to make an appointment. Artwork will be accepted through October 29, 2011. All works will be displayed at the winery for voting from November 1st through December 4th, 2011, with winners being announced in mid-December. Selected artists will be chosen to participate in the Sogn Series Art Show this winter. Click here for complete details on the contest.

Cannon River Winery offers a world-class wine experience in the heart of Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Owners John and Maureen Maloney have created a welcoming and fun atmosphere. Their award-winning wines, historic tasting room and picturesque vineyard make Cannon River Winery a must-see for everyone from the wine enthusiast to the casual wine drinker. Their wines, created by Vincent Negret, a third-generation wine maker, offer something for every taste. Vincent calls on his training in both Colombia and the U.S. to create wines that reflect old world tradition and new technologies.



First Annual Sogn Series Artist Labels Release Party  –  June 11, 2011

Winery Hours:             11:00am – 9:00pm
Noon – 5:00pm           Artist bottling and label autographing
1:00pm – 4:00pm        Limo rides from the winery to the vineyard
Live music throughout the day
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