I know that some of you folks have been curious about our new Autumnus labels for our white blend (Riesling, Chenin Gewurztraminer) and our red blend (Sangiovese, barbera, Primitivo). The art came from real pieces of art from Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) who was an Italian painter known for creating portrait made entirely of fruit, vegetables and other edible fare (he even did a portrait made out of books). His most famous painting (above) is made of fruit and vegetable and is part of a serie of four self portraits representing the four seasons. The painting, representing Fall, is called “Vertumnus” whom is the god of harvest and bounty in Latin (Fall being also Autumn in english, we gave the name “Autumnus” for our red and white blends). We love the connection to food, which is exactly why we have crafted those high acid wines for. Here you have it. Arcimboldo was really an iconoclast and very ahead of his time in an era where other artits where mainly painting religious scenes. We like his innovative energy and he is an inspiration to us. Below is a self portrait (without the fruits!) of Arcimboldo:.