With the release of our new wines this spring, bearing our recently renovated label, a lot of people have been asking, “Who does your labels?” We’ve been lucky to have our great friend, artist Joan Giannecchini, work with us in designing a label that reflects both the landscape and history of our area. Joan is very knowledgeable about wine, so it felt right to partner with her in this endeavor.
Joan received her B.S. in Art and Science from State University New York, and an M.A. in Environmental Studies from NYU. She was vastly active in the arts in New York City for several years. She is also published on several environmental and social issues. Her most recent project, The Celestials, helps bring to attention Chinese immigrant experiences in the Old American West.
Joan’s love of travel has no doubt influenced her art. She has been around the world and then some, and lived on multiple continents. She enjoys gardening, practices bikram (hot) yoga, and fosters bull terriers and other dogs. She is also an exceptional cook, and her brown sugar cookies can make you weak in the knees.
She, her husband, Stan, and their dog, Tulullah, currently split their time between their farmhouse in Northern California and their home in Tuscarora, where she is also involved in the local art scene. She is an avid taster and critic of Colter’s Creek wines.
For contact info, to learn more about Joan, or to view The Celestials, visit her website at www.joangiannecchini.com.