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Dockside diners at A Lure in Southold in 2019. (Credit: David Benthal)

A Lure and aMano are enlisting the community’s creativity in designing a label for their new, in-house wine, North Road Chard.

The restaurants are hosting a contest for local artists to submit their designs for the wine, which was created in collaboration with RG|NY. The contest will be judged by aMano and A Lure owner and executive chef Tom Schaudel, as well as local artists Max Moran and Kara Hoblin. 

Co-owner Adam Lovett loves art. Fine art adorns the walls of both aMano and A Lure, including from Moran and Charles Wildbank. Lovett had some ideas for how he envisioned the label, but couldn’t do it alone.

“I can appreciate art, but I’m the least artistic person you know,” he joked. “It occurred to me, why don’t we do a contest? We’ll get both restaurants involved, sell some wine, make something fun out of it. Let’s do something local — local artists, local wine, that’s where the idea came from. I’m completely open to seeing how artists interpret it.”

North Road Chard needs a label. (Credit: Lee Meyer)

Lovett has enjoyed working with RG|NY on North Road Chard, which can already be purchased by the glass at the restaurants.

Submissions should be a minimum size of 5 inches in width by 4.8 inches in height. All mediums are accepted, so long as the final artwork can be converted into a high-resolution image that can be printed on a wine label. The art can’t include any wine descriptors, offensive language or imagery. 

The winner will receive $1,000 and their design on the North Road Chard. The second place prize is a five-course wine pairing for two at either A Lure or aMano, and third place will receive a $100 gift card to aMano and A Lure. Submit your design, with your first and last name, phone number and town, to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. on July 23.