Virginia Artist wins the 2021 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau label competition
The winning artwork will be featured on over a million bottles of wine this fall
Napa, CA (June 9, 2021) – The winner of the highly anticipated annual Georges Duboeuf competition for the best original work of art has been announced: Felice Kite, of Woodbridge, Va., Has been chosen by popular vote. Felice will receive a scholarship and the honor of seeing his work adorn the labels of more than one million bottles of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2021 wines. According to French law and tradition, the annual release of the new vintage will take place on the third Thursday of November, this year, November 18, 2021.
“I entered the competition the year before and was delighted to be chosen as a finalist,” recalls Felice. “As an artist, I create art to represent emotions through color, and I felt it was the perfect opportunity to do what I love the most. I am extremely grateful to have been chosen as the winner of the 2021 Georges Duboeuf artist label competition!
Felice’s winning painting, For the Love of Flowers, conjures up playful hues of pinks, yellows and greens that convey an attitude of celebration. It also serves as a reflection of the freshness and liveliness of the juice of the harvest. “My wish,” she explained, “is that my works bring people happiness, hope and love.”
“Our family really enjoyed giving independent artists a platform on which to showcase their incredible talents,” commented Franck Duboeuf, CEO of Vins Georges Duboeuf. “We are delighted that people have invested so much in the contest process, not only participating year after year, but participating in the vote and supporting the community as a whole. “
The annual Georges Duboeuf Artist Label Competition has grown over the past few years to support emerging artists across the country. Now in its fifth year, the online competition has received nearly 1,000 entries from emerging artists and over 8,000 votes from art lovers across the country.
Entries were submitted online through the competition website. A final group of 15 people was selected by a combination of public votes and input from a panel of vineyard representatives and art experts. The finalists were announced on April 21, followed by a two-week public voting period via the website and social media platforms. Participating artists were invited to share their submissions on their own accounts, to encourage support from fellow artists, friends and family.
“We are continually in awe of the enthusiasm we receive from the artistic community for the Label Contest each year,” said Dennis Kreps, co-owner with his father, Stephen D. Kreps, of Quintessential, the exclusive importer of the Wines. Georges. Duboeuf in the United States. “And we are honored to continue to engage and give back to such a wonderful group of wine and art lovers.”
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About Georges Duboeuf Wines:
Georges Duboeuf is a premium producer of award-winning French wines from the Beaujolais and Mâconnais regions of Burgundy and southern France. His legendary palate, his ability to spot great wines and his enthusiasm have made him a famous figure in the wine industry.
The company he founded, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, markets wines known for their quality and value. They work closely with hundreds of small family wine growers to source the highest quality fruit from across the region, as well as to export many small wines produced by chateaux and estates that otherwise would not be in able to bring their wines to the United States.
Georges’ son, CEO Franck Duboeuf, has taken over the tradition of running the family winery and business, helping to navigate Les Vins Georges Duboeuf through global wine markets as they continue to thrive in the 21st century. Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is imported by Quintessential Wines, based in Napa, California.
About Quintessential Wines:
Recently named “Importer of the Year” at the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards 2020, Quintessential is a family-owned import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, California. Since 2002, father and son, Stephen D. and Dennis Kreps have dedicated their company to representing multigenerational family producers who have the same passion for winemaking that Quintessential has for the marketing and strategic sale of these wines. These producers, and others who have recently joined the best wine regions of the world, create wines that offer the best and most authentic expression of the grapes from their respective vineyards. For more information, please visit http: // www.