Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Maggie Malick's Wine Cave

This image was gathered in 2014, photographed on one of my wining expeditions. But I didn't turn it into hand-done art until yesterday, when I set up a page for the Maggie Malick winery. This winery has one of the most unusual buildings on a Virginia site: an earth-sheltered live turf roofed artificial cave where barrels are stored and wine is poured. Note the stainless steel wine vats sitting near the loading driveway. The tasting room is in the tunnel. In summer the earth topping keeps the interior cool and in the winter the artificial underground temperature is mild. Maggie makes a very nice sweet red blend. This place is worth coming back to, and maybe then I'll get a chance to draw outdoors.

Colored pencil, ink, and markers on sketchbook page, 8" x 6", August 7-8, 2017.

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