Ars Vinifera: The Art of the Wine Label

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Celebrating the symbiosis of art and agriculture, this exhibition showcases original artworks that grace the labels of El Dorado County's world-class wines.

The show showcases the work of some of the region’s talented working artists who have partnered with local wineries to create art on a bottle—original artworks that grace the labels of El Dorado County's world-class wines.

The exhibition complements El Dorado Passport Weekend on April 20-21, an annual event hosted by the El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA), a select group of small, independent wineries that meet the association's strict criteria and embody the region's spirit. They are independent producers who are invested in the county's agriculture and source and produce locally and exclusively feature wines from their legal AVAs: El Dorado, Fair Play, and Sierra Foothills.

The origin of the exhibition name comes from Latin, with Ars meaning “skilled work or craft activity demanding a high level of technical ability” and Vinifera translating to “derived from a European grape, widely cultivated for winemaking.” Together, the two words neatly encapsulate the culture of agriculture and art that defines winemaking and the art gracing the bottle.