Frogs in Riesling: Leeuwin Art Series
Thursday, March 07, 2019 in News
Frogs in Riesling. How John Olsen created four labels for one wine.
Art Series’ means what it says. Since 1980 the labels of all Leeuwin Estate’s flagship wines have featured specially commissioned artworks.
An early contributor was John Olsen, even then a noted food and wine lover, who was asked for a work to adorn the label of the first vintage of the ‘Art Series’ Riesling. Olsen came up with a series of four works titled ‘Frogs in Riesling’.
Leeuwin Estate co-founder Trisha Horgan found them irresistible. All four were purchased and all have been used, in a random pattern, on ‘Art Series’ Riesling labels ever since.
This makes the Riesling unique. For the labels of all other wines, a new work is commissioned each year.
This adds a subtle extra layer of non-wine-related excitement to our Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Riesling Vertical six-pack, featuring two bottles each from three vintages, the just-bottled 2018, plus the 2015 and the 2011.
How many different labels will adorn your bottles? One? Two? Three? Maybe even all four?
Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Riesling Vertical six-pack
You can see the originals of Frogs in Riesling in the Art Gallery at the Leeuwin Estate winery in Margaret River. After almost four decades this important collection has grown to more than 150 works by many of Australia’s finest artists.
A wide range of Leeuwin Estate wines is available via the Langton’s website. Or you can contact your Langton’s broker.