Susan B. Constant Tasting Room Celebrates a Bountiful Harvest in New Art Exhibition
The walls of the Susan B. Constant Tasting Room at the Williamsburg Winery reflect the approach of fall and the harvesting season with a new art exhibit that is part of the ongoing Art at Wessex Hundred series.
“Bountiful Harvest” opened Sept. 1 with art on view and for sale until Nov. 30. Visitors are encouraged to browse and purchase the art while enjoying a flight of wine and snacks at the tasting room adjacent to the retail shop.
A “Meet the Artists” after-hours wine and music social is scheduled for Sept. 22 from 6 until 8 p.m.
The Susan Constant Hall Tasting Room is open for wine flights Sunday-Thursday from noon-5:30 p.m., Fridays from noon-6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Five tasting flight options are available with four different wines apiece. Everyone in the party will receive a souvenir wine glass with the Williamsburg Winery logo as a memento.
The art exhibition showcases the work of 30 local artists working in various media and celebrating a facet of the fall and busy harvest season at the Williamsburg Winery. Art at Wessex Hundred began last spring after Williamsburg Winery founder and art enthusiast Patrick Duffeler coordinated with local artist Mary McCormick and three other volunteers to organize the concept of a rotating exhibit every quarter based on themes of the season as they relate to wine.
Bountiful Harvest replaces the inaugural exhibit in the series titled “New Beginnings.”
The featured artists toured and snapped reference photos of the idyllic surroundings that make up the 400-acre Wessex Hundred farm that is home to the winery, event venues Wessex and Westbury halls, the 1619 Pavilion, the Gabriel Archer Tavern and onsite hotel Wedmore Place.