Our most-recent wine gift design was inspired by an abstract oil painting created by Canyon President Dale Sprague. Broad brush strokes of ruby, rose and burgundy morphed into subtle heart shapes, reminding us of love…amour. We found the perfect quote by French philosopher Voltaire: Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination. We had our label design, but didn’t stop there. The idea for letterpressed coasters came next. We added quotes from Pablo Picasso, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Dave Matthews and Ralph Waldo Emerson and created art to reflect each sentiment. The four coasters were placed in a burgundy burlap bag and tied to the neck of the bottle.
The painting was later framed and donated for an auction raising money for a young person in need of a heart transplant.