Hopewell residents are known to appreciate artwork in many forms; often traveling the world on a quest to find talented artists. We enjoy the culture and the experience of exotic locations, cities, islands, and boundless antique stores and galleries across the country. Well, it’s time we travel closer to home to enjoy the artwork produced by our own community!
Hopewell Valley has a growing artistic culture including artists of all sorts, employing skills earned from around the world. Bring your paintings, your sculpture, your furniture, your jewelry! If its hand crafted original artwork it’s welcome at Hopewell Valley Vineyards.
We extend an invitation to the community and local artisans to join us at on the grounds of Hopewell Valley Vineyards and to the properties of all of the Delaware River Valley Wine Trail (DRVWT) members for Event on September 10th & 11th of 2011. (12pm – 5pm both days) entitled “The Blending of Art & Wine.”
Hopewell Valley Vineyards will be hosting artists sponsored by Artisans of the Valley, while other DRVWT members Old York Cellars, Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery, & Unionville Winery, will be offering their own tastings and artist showings during the September 10th/11th weekend. Make sure you follow the whole trail to stop at each of these beautifully maintained vineyards to enjoy a taste of wine and a view of the area’s artistic talents!
Our hosts at Hopewell Valley Vineyards are award winning winemakers Sergio & Violetta Neri and the event is sponsored by Master Craftsmen Eric M. Saperstein of Artisans of the Valley, and independent artist Michael Pietras.
The Neri family brings their Italian heritage of winemaking and a love of art to our Valley by creating a Tuscan winery with a rustic, cozy atmosphere that is perfect for relaxing and sampling wines. Their tasting room features a wood burning stove, a copper wine bar and lots of large windows to enjoy sipping wine and enjoying the views of the vineyard, or take a stroll onto their deck to bring the wine tasting experience outside. Hopewell Valley Vineyards is a prime example of how modern farming techniques ensure open space can be preserved, productive, and available to the community.
The studios of Artisans of the Valley are nestled into Hopewell Township and have been an icon of the community for over 35 years. Artisans will be onsite with wide variety of fellow artists and craftsmen providing demonstrations and windows into their portfolios. Anticipate some new and unexpected pieces from Artisans; the debut of their new modern art line will take place at this event!
Additional hours have been added September 10th from 6pm – 9pm @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards for a night of classic rock, art, and wine! – Not to mention their brick oven pizza!
We’re also excited to announce that a few special Guests from The Trenton Animal Shelter will be onsite (Saturday only at Hopewell Valley Vineyards!) with some great animals ready for adoption! If you’re looking for a new family member or if you can help out the shelter with a donation of any excess pet supplies or funds this would be greatly appreciated! Donations will be accepted on both days!
Stop at Hopewell Vineyard for a preview of Artisans’ work starting August 13th; on display is an amazing New Wave Gothic dining table and for a glimpse into the lineage of craftsmen behind their artwork through an illuminated manuscript proclaiming the pedigree of Artisans Eric M. Saperstein.
We look forward to sharing a great weekend and promoting our community’s talent!
Eric M. Saperstein
Artisans of the Valley
Event details: Dates: September 10th/11th Times: 12pm – 5pm both days at all four vineyards.
Special event extension 6pm – 9pm @Hopewell Vineyards for classic rock, art, and wine!
Hopewell Valley Vineyards at 46 Yard Road in Pennington, NJ 08534 – (609) 737-4465
Old York Cellars at 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551 – (908) 284-9463
Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery at 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 – (609) 924-2310
Unionville Vineyards at 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, New Jersey 08551 – (908) 788-0400
Admission is free to the general public, wine tasting and purchase is available at the standard pricing at each vineyard. Artisans please contact Artisans of the Valley for information on displaying or demonstrating at 609-658-2955.
Meanwhile visit Hopewell winery any summer Friday / Saturday evening for wine, brick oven pizza, and live music!
For more details about events at Hopewell Valley Vineyards visit their website www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com or visit www.artisansofthevalley.com for more information about Artisans of the Valley and how to register for the event as an artist.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com