Victorian winery Mitchelton has released a collection of wines showcasing the artwork of leading Indigenous artist Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi. The winery is home to Australia's largest commercial Aboriginal art gallery, the Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art, where Gabriella's work is currently on show.
Three of Gabriella's original works are featured across a range of limited wines: Gabriella Possum Heathcote Shiraz 2020; Gabriella Possum Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020; and Gabriella Possum Nagambie Rosè 2021. Each wine was produced with fruit sourced from Mitchelton's vineyards in Nagambie, Yarra Valley and Heathcote.
Gabriella says: "My art is inspired by my country, by women's and men's groups, and it's important for people to look at the stories, where we come from and which way we follow."Mitchelton's gallery curator Adam Knight says Gabriella's work is known for its use of colour and "exquisite use of traditional Aboriginal iconography...when using colour, Gabriella starts with five or so primary colours and sits for hours, mixing a palette of up to 50 colours before starting her artworks."
Adam says Mitchelton acknowledges and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging in this collaboration that enables Indigenous artists to present their art and share their stories with the world.
The shiraz, rosé and chardonnay featuring artwork by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi are available exclusively from the Mitchelton cellar door or via the wine club.
For more details visit mitchelton.com.au.