Wine Labels for Au Bon Climat and Others
Drue's wine labels catch the eye and hint at the complexity awaiting the wine connoisseur. On the shelf, the Zen austerity and nuances of her black and white labels stand out. Sophisticated, complex, refined - Drue's images are a visually striking presentation of the wine inside.
The art of Sumi-e and the art of winemaking share many kinships. Both the Sumi-e artist and the winemaker must be attuned to the earth's cycles and patterns. As a Zen art form, Sumi-e is harmonious with nature. Similarly, winemaking is in a continual dialogue with the rhythm of the seasons. The finest inks like some wine age and deepen over time. Sumi-e unfolds in time bound by strokes. The wine bouquet blooms in time bound by memory.
Acclaimed winemaker Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat has commissioned Drue to create a series of original artwork for labels for his renowned pinot noir and chardonnay. Drue's exclusive Au Bon Climat labels have been featured in prestigious wine auctions including Chicago Lyric Opera, Make A Wish Foundation, NPR, High Museum of Art in Atlanta to name a few.