June 24, 2020

D&R Hosts “Wine, Art And Stories of Preservation”

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR: D&R Greenway will host “Wine, Art, and Stories of Preservation,” on Thursday, June 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. The free event celebrates limited edition labels for new local wines blended by Old York Cellars, which feature three of the land trust’s preserves.

D&R Greenway invites the public to enjoy “Wine, Art, and Stories of Preservation,” a Virtual Happy Hour celebrating limited edition labels for new local wines blended by Old York Cellars for three of the land trust’s preserves.

This near-Summer-Solstice festivity will take place Thursday, June 25via Zoomfrom 5 to 6 p.m. Literally a Happy Hour (own beverages also appropriate), this free event features untold stories of preservation. D&R Greenway has seen a 200 percent increase in use of its preserves during the pandemic, as outdoor spaces provide beauty, solace, and healing in challenging times.

For Zoom party directions, RSVP to Deb Kilmer by June 25 at noon via email at dkilmer@drgreenway.org or call (609) 203-7364.

Old York Cellars of Ringoes has honored three favorite sites preserved by D&R Greenway with three wines blended for the land trust from 2019’s harvest. Each label bears James Fiorentino landscape art, found on St. Michaels Red, Goat Hill Rose, and Sourlands White. One-third of each $25/per-bottle purchase supports D&R Greenway’s preservation and stewardship mission.  

At the party, D&R Greenway CEO and President Linda Mead will raise a literal glass, toasting open spaces. She will recount aspects of the land trust’s trail to these preservation achievements. Artist and Board Vice Chair James Fiorentino will share his favorite experiences on the land and with wildlife. Fiorentino’s original artwork “Portraits of Preservation” filled the land trust’s art gallery earlier this year, and is now open as a virtual exhibit on D&R Greenway’s website at drgreenway.org, 

“This unique happy hour pairing of wine, art, and stories about the land will provide attendees with a taste for preservation,” says Mead.