Seghesio Family Vineyards is pleased to announce that, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, the winery has launched a nationwide contest to source a design for a commemorative mural to be painted on a prominent exterior wall of its tasting room in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Artists of all backgrounds are invited to submit designs for the mural, which will be experienced by the more than 20,000 annual visitors to the property and beyond, each time it is shared on social media. The winner will receive a $1,500 monetary prize and will be invited to travel to Seghesio Family Vineyards to paint the mural on-site with all travel and accommodations covered.
“We are proud to have achieved a milestone not often reached in the wine industry and we are thrilled to create something that will honor this moment for years to come,” said Stephanie Wycoff, Estate Director of Seghesio Family Vineyards. “We hope the mural will reflect the people, places and values that have made Seghesio Family Vineyards who we are today and that we will continue to guide the winery into the next 125 years.”
The winning mural design will feature one or more of the core values of Seghesio Family Vineyards, including the winery’s deep roots in Sonoma County, its role as a leading Zinfandel producer and steward of some of the oldest vineyards in North America, the importance of family, and a commitment to sustainable practices. These have been the consistent, foundational principles of the winery over the last 125 years. Additionally, the team will weigh heavily on how appropriate each design is for sharing on social media and encourages artists to consider submitting designs that will inspire social media sharing.
Seghesio Family Vineyards is best known for passionately producing exceptional Zinfandel and demonstrating a legacy of leadership and stewardship for the varietal. The winery maintains several blocks of old vine Zinfandel across its estate vineyards, including the original vines that the founders planted in 1895 at Home Ranch in Alexander Valley. Seghesio Family Vineyards encompasses more than 300 acres of estate-owned vineyards in premier sites across Sonoma County, including in Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.
Submissions for the Seghesio Family Vineyards 125th Anniversary Mural will be accepted through May 1, 2020 and will be displayed on the contest website, www.seghesiomuralcontest.com beginning April 2, 2020. Visitors to the website are encouraged to comment on their favorite designs, with each comment counted as a vote. The votes will be taken into account when putting together the selection of 10 finalists, with final input from a panel assembled by Seghesio Family Vineyards. The finalists will be featured on the Seghesio Family Vineyards social media channels, where enthusiasts can vote for their favorite artist from May 15 through May 30th. Artists are encouraged to promote their designs and the contest to their fans and followers. The winner will be announced on or around June 1st.
Applicants must be 21 years old by April 1, 2020 to be eligible. The contest is only open to residents of the United States and District of Columbia. For the full terms and restrictions, please visit www.seghesiomuralcontest.com.
About Seghesio Family Vineyards
Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Seghesio Family Vineyards is nearly synonymous with Zinfandel. Winemaker Andy Robinson crafts several unique wines from across Sonoma County, striving to express the range and depth of Zinfandel at its very best. The winery is one of the first wine growers in California to specialize in Old Vine Zinfandel. It is a distinction that has shaped the winery’s history and remains a cornerstone of Seghesio’s present day operations as a leading producer of the varietal. Collected over a century, Seghesio Family Vineyards encompasses approximately 320 acres in preeminent growing regions — the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. The historic winery and tasting room are located in the heart of Healdsburg where guests are invited to taste the unrivaled Zinfandel and Italian varietals overlooking the cellar of California’s 56th Bonded Winery, linger in the picnic grove, or play a game of bocce ball in the shade of oak trees.