This project I carry a bit close to the chest. If you know our family at all our heard us speak, we often talk about an event/thing we call "Sundown." It's a time where you grab the ones you love at the end of the day and have some wine, cheese, and charcuterie. It's an opportunity to refresh and reset. If you ever traveled to Europe at 5pm, you see this all over from the tiny French cafes to the Italian countryside, what they would call "aperitivo." which roughly translates to "eating awakens the appetite." That could be one goal of it...but honestly, it's an opportunity to connect.
Board and Cork is the perfect blend of the French, Italian, & California lifestyle! I wanted to bring all these cultures together. Searching for old woodcuts prints that I could scan to bring it all together. I enjoy the craftsmen ship of Woodcut artists. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print.
Harnessing the power of a fourth generation winemaker Micah Wirth. Micah comes from a family of wine pioneers and has made it his life's work to produce superb wines, bar none. After following his father in the winery, he apprenticed under famed winemakers Gary Farrell and Susan Reed and later launched Joseph Jewell Wines and Ousterhout Wines where he produced 95+ point wines in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits and Food & Wine magazines, including Wine & Spirits 2015-2017 Zinfandel of the Year and the 2015 highest rated Pinot Noir.Read More