Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Paul LaPorte with the winning artwork at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards; Also pictured: Carol LaPorte, right, and BHV's Linda Stegenga | Jane Boursaw Photo
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And the winner is … Paul LaPorte! At last week’s gathering at Bowers Harbor Vineyards for the annual Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label competition, Paul’s artwork landed the most votes (i.e. dollars), which means his artwork will appear on the label of the upcoming “Lighthouse Pinot Grigio” to be issued this spring by Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

Here’s the label mockup of the winning art. Thanks to Rod Robinson for sending it along (check out his “Up North” blog, Wine By the Fireside).

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Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Artwork by Paul LaPorte, Old Mission Peninsula
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Artwork by Paul LaPorte

LaPorte actually had two entries in the final three pieces of artwork (they’re narrowed down anonymously), with the third entry by Jim Smania. Here are the other two entries:

Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Jim Smania with his artwork at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Other finalist artwork by Paul LaPorte at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo

READ ALSO: 2018 Wine Label Awards Photo Gallery

Along with the opportunity to vote, attendees were also treated to wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres. , and an opportunity to vote for the artwork of your choice.

This annual fundraising event for the Mission Point Lighthouse Friends, with funds used for improvements to Mission Point Lighthouse‘s building and educational displays. Here are a few more photos of the event.

Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Lighthouse Manager Ginger Schultz with her husband at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Ruth and Howard Kitchen, left, with Rod and Ann Robertson at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards (Ruth and Ann are prior winners of the competition) | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Brad and Amy Lyman at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Laura Johnson, left, Connie Sargent and Karen Rieser at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Ken and Judy Weaver at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Ann and Gerry Swaney at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Jane Boursaw Photo
Ellen Kerr, center, with Howard and Ruth Kitchen (last year’s winner) at the Mission Point Lighthouse Wine Label Reception at Bowers Harbor Vineyards | Jane Boursaw Photo

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