Japanese wine importer Southern Cross is about to use Nelson art as a way of promoting wine from Nelson vineyard Blackenbrook to the Japanese market.

The Blackenbrook Art Series includes three wines using well-known Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews’ paintings: Shangri-La Sauvignon Blanc 2012 displays the painting “Summer View from Princes Drive”; Shangri-La Gewürztraminer 2011 shows “View from Stansell Ave and Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2011 is illustrated with “Pathways to Heaven”.

The first shipment of the Blackenbrook Art Series wines has just arrived in Japan and the official release in Tokyo is planned for 13 September.

Read entire Press Release here.