Castello di Borghese Vineyard unveils wine collaboration with Cornell

Giovanni Borghese and Kara Hoblin.

Giovanni Borghese and Kara Hoblin at the “Sea Something, Save Something” exhibition Saturday night. (Credit: Krysten Massa photos)

Castello di Borghese Vineyard will debut a new wine in collaboration with artist Kara Hoblin and Cornell Cooperative Extension, it was announced at the “Sea Something Save Something” reception at the Cutchogue winery on Saturday evening.

Named Rosé for the Bays, the wine ia a rosé made with cabernet franc and the label is designed by Hoblin. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine program.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with Cornell to help raise funds for the bays,” Giovanni Borghese said. “We’re very highly anticipating the release of this wine.”

Saturday’s event was the first installment of the “Sea Something, Save Something” art exhibition, which is designed to spread awareness about protecting our waterways and the marine life that inhabit them.

A percentage of the artwork sold from the show will also benefit Cornell’s marine program.

“We’ve been trying to do more art/science integration and through events like this I think we’re able to expand our reach beyond our usual educational crowd,” Kimberly Barbour, the marine program outreach manager at the Cornell Cooperative Extension said at the event. “It’s a great venue, great idea and I think it’s a great turnout.”

The event featured work from North and South Fork artists and all of the pieces featured a nautical theme. The exhibit will remain on display until June 1.

“Everyone comes together in the community and I think it was great,” Hoblin said.

See more photos from the event below.

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Artist Kelly Franké with one of her drawings.

Artist Kelly Franké with one of her drawings.

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Kim Barbour and Chris Pickerell from the Cornell Cooperative Extension,

Kim Barbour and Chris Pickerell from the Cornell Cooperative Extension,

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Sam Bracken and  Ria Anasagasti.

Sam Bracken and  Ria Anasagasti.

Jeremy Garretson with one of his photos.

Jeremy Garretson with one of his photos.

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Madison Fender and Dalton Portella.

Madison Fender and Dalton Portella.

Jennilee Morris, Sarah Prescott, Jess Dunne, Briana Paige and Kimberly Gersic.

Jennilee Morris, Sarah Prescott, Jess Dunne, Briana Paige and Kimberly Gersic.

Chris Hamilton, Claire Copersino and Jerry Cybulski.

Chris Hamilton, Claire Copersino and Jerry Cibulski.

Kelly Franke, Madison Fender and Estefany Molina.

Kelly Franke, Madison Fender and Estefany Molina.

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: Liz Ahearn from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

: Liz Ahearn from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Kassata and Scott Bollman.

Kassata and Scott Bollman.

Giovanni Borghese and photographer Chris Hamilton.

Giovanni Borghese and photographer Chris Hamilton.

Joe Divello and Liz Sweigart.

Joe Divello and Liz Sweigart.

Kara Hoblin, the curator of the exhibition.

Kara Hoblin, the curator of the exhibition.