our passions – wine, art, film

the label

We have a deep passion for contemporary art, going back close to 40 years. Our time making wine in Australia has led us to collect contemporary art by Aboriginal Australian artists.  So much so, that we now have the largest private collection in the US.  We believe it is some of the finest contemporary art on the planet. Our search for this art has taken me to a community in the Australia outback, called Kirrwakura, one of the most remote places on Earth. There I met a very special artist.

His name is Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and he is a “mapantjarra,” – a ritual healer in his Pintupi clan. He also happens to be one of the greatest living artists in Australia. We have been collecting his paintings for quite a while now. When we decided to create Mother Tongue Shiraz, we knew we wanted to use art on the label and we thought his artwork would make the perfect label. We look forward to telling you more about him and his art in the future.


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