In January we launched our first Facebook art contest of which we received over 450 entries. 16 finalists were chosen and ultimately one winner based on votes from the social media public. Artists all over the country submitted gorgeous works spanning most genres and styles.


Artiste Winery and Tasting Studio was founded in 2002 in Santa Ynez, California by Bion Rice of Sunstone Vineyards and Winery. Combining a reverence for tradition and philosophy of winemaking as an artistic expression, Artiste wines are labeled with gorgeous works of impressionist art. Artiste’s highly sought-after wines are limited productions of less than 300 cases each and are exclusively available through Artiste Tasting Studios, and our wine club. Committed to quality, winemaker Bion Rice artfully orchestrates the selection of many vintages and varietals for Artiste Winery from exceptional winegrowers and winemakers in California. Then, like an impressionist painter who mixes colors on a palette, he paints with complimentary wines to compose neo-classical blends called “impressionist cuvees” that capture a sense of Old World Style with a New World personality.

Visit our Facebook page and click the Artiste Art Label contest link to enter your art beginning June 18 – June 30, followed by a voting opportunity in mid-July.

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Express yourself at Artiste Tasting Studio in Los Olivos by painting on our community canvases, or by sketching in our art journals. What’s your Impression?


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