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Food blogger and Culinary Arts Storyteller Cathi Iannone created mouthwatering recipes, inspired by her time in Tuscany. This Chianti Balsamic Chicken pairs perfectly with DaVinci Chianti.
Food blogger and Culinary Arts Storyteller Cathi Iannone created mouthwatering recipes, inspired by her time in Tuscany. This Chianti Balsamic Chicken pairs perfectly with DaVinci Chianti.
Photographer and Visual Arts Storyteller Jade Sheldon captured timeless images of the DaVinci world, including winegrower Allerano “Uncle” Menchini with his dog, Latte. Photo taken near Montalcino.
Photographer and Visual Arts Storyteller Jade Sheldon captured timeless images of the DaVinci world, including winegrower Allerano “Uncle” Menchini with his dog, Latte. Photo taken near Montalcino.
Fan’s Choice Storyteller Michelle Kondrich used watercolor to depict a large wine cask inside the DaVinci barrel room in Montalcino, where the brand’s Brunello di Montalcino is produced.
Fan’s Choice Storyteller Michelle Kondrich used watercolor to depict a large wine cask inside the DaVinci barrel room in Montalcino, where the brand’s Brunello di Montalcino is produced.
Near Montalcino, where DaVinci’s Brunello di Montalcino is produced, Storyteller Jade Sheldon captured the stunning view from the property of DaVinci winegrower Allerano “Uncle” Menchini.
Near Montalcino, where DaVinci’s Brunello di Montalcino is produced, Storyteller Jade Sheldon captured the stunning view from the property of DaVinci winegrower Allerano “Uncle” Menchini.
(from left) DaVinci® Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Chianti Riserva and Brunello di Montalcino is produced by DaVinci’s cooperative of over 200 wine growers in Tuscany.
(from left) DaVinci® Pinot Grigio, Chianti, Chianti Riserva and Brunello di Montalcino is produced by DaVinci’s cooperative of over 200 wine growers in Tuscany.

DAVINCI® WINE DEBUTS NEW RECIPES, PHOTOGRAPHY, WATERCOLORS AND TRAVEL WRITING FROM SECOND-ANNUALSTORYTELLER EXPERIENCE” ON FACEBOOK

Four Talented Fans Traveled to Tuscany to Experience the People and Place Behind the Celebrated Tuscan Wine Brand

Stunning photos, mouthwatering recipes, transformative travel logs and beautiful watercolors unveiled on the brand’s popular Facebook page

HEALDSBURG, Calif., October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For anyone who missed the chance to tour Tuscany this year, DaVinci Wine’s popular Storyteller Experience is bringing the remarkable Italian region to Facebook* news feeds—now.

In its second year, the DaVinci Storyteller Experience has become a fan favorite, recruiting artists, writers, photographers and foodies to join the storied Italian wine brand for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tuscany.

After a robust application process, three applicants were selected by DaVinci to fill three categories: Language Arts, Culinary Arts, and Visual Arts. A fourth Storyteller was left to the brand’s Facebook fans to select, who awarded the coveted Fan’s Choice spot to a professional illustrator.

In July, this multitalented quartet traveled to Tuscany to meet and experience the people and place behind the 50-year-old wine cooperative that produces DaVinci’s wines—including Chianti, Chianti Riserva, Pinot Grigio and Brunello di Montalcino.

From the winery’s hometown of Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo) to the storybook hillside town of Montalcino—and every sun-dappled vineyard in between—the journey offered the Storytellers no shortage of inspiration.

“The Storyteller Experience is really our way of allowing authentic storytellers—from different backgrounds and disciplines—to experience the people and place behind our wine,” says Courtney O’Brien, Director of Marketing for DaVinci Wines. “How they choose to represent their time in Tuscany is entirely up to them. And their works truly become a reflection of our rich culture and history.”

From an author and a food blogger, to a professional photographer and an illustrator, the 2012 DaVinci Storytellers hailed from a wide range of artistic backgrounds, including:

Sample content includes: Chianti balsamic chicken with porcini mushrooms, photos of sunsets set ablaze against the summer sky, travel logs recounting sunny drives along cypress-lined roads, eye-catching paintings of barrels, cannoli and weathered winegrowers.

DaVinci Wine has started unveiling this year’s Storyteller creations on the brand’s Facebook page and will continue to share content in the coming months. To experience Tuscany and see DaVinci Wines through the eyes of the Storytellers, visit Facebook.com/DaVinciWine.

DaVinci Wine: Nestled near the Tuscan hillside town of Vinci—historic home of Leonardo da Vinci—Cantine Leonardo da Vinci brings together 200 passionate local winegrowers, who contribute their finest grapes to an extraordinary collection of authentic Italian wines. Rooted in centuries of winemaking tradition, DaVinci wines embody the rolling hills and majestic vineyards of Tuscany. Learn more at www.davinciwine.com and at www.facebook.com/davinciwine.

Media Contact:
Jon Schuller
Fleishman-Hillard
916.492.5315
jon.schuller@fleishman.com

*This contest was in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.

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