The character of wine is defined by the character of the land and the character of the people.
The winery-founded in 2016-rests on an 1890s Texas Hill Country homestead and is managed by proprietor, winemaker and sommelier Silouan Bradford.
Silouan believes that the symbiosis of nature and nurture facilitate the milieu in which the most expressive wines come into being. When the character of the fruit is allowed expression through non-interventionistic wine production methods, the results are wines of place and of pleasure.
Saint Tryphon is the patron saint grape-growers, gardeners, hunters and horses. His feast day is celebrated on Feburary 1st accompanied by prayers for the upcoming growing season.
Farmhouse Vineyards is a brother/sister combo multi-generation farm family that farms four vineyards in three different sites in the Texas High Plains AVA. Farmhouse focuses on varietals well-suited to the dry High Plains terroir, and for us at Tryphon, the gem of their land is Mourvedre. They are first and foremost growers, focusing on quality over yield.
The Newsom’s are pressing to be one of the top wine grape growers for Texas wineries. They truly believe in the future and superiority of Texas wine and wine grape production. The High Plains consistently produces the finest quality wine grapes and the wineries of Texas know this and continue to look to the region for more of its grapes.
Rimi Yang is an ethnic Korean who was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. In 1986, she emigrated from Japan to the United States to study at Bowling Green University in Ohio. In 1991, Rimi moved to Los Angeles and studied at California State University, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, and the Otis College of Art and Design. Rimi also spent a summer studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Rimi has since lived and worked near the ocean in Santa Monica.
Celebrating the chaotic emotional duality that exists in life, Rimi revels in the confusion mankind creates in its attempt to order the un-orderable and to explain the unexplainable. Adhering to Joseph Campbell’s dictum, “the best things in life are those you cannot explain”, her paintings are intuitive, instinctive, and are a balancing act of contrasts.
Building up and tearing down surfaces and searching for reason in images where none exists, Rimi creates that imaginary perfect world of equilibrium on each canvas. Creating a new language with every work, using each as a stepping stone to the next, she is dedicated to making each painting better than her last. Yang’s work is universal in spirit yet personally intimate is evident upon viewing the non-deconstructed whole.
Intensely curious about both Eastern and Western art history, Yang reveals new meaning by deconstructing iconic images of each culture, borrowing images from masterpieces; flower paintings by Fantin-Latour, Japanese woodblock images of Geisha by Eizan, portraits of madams by Ingres. At the same time, Yang cultivates new methods by mixing up techniques from various painting styles, escorting viewers down the path of her unique and mysterious wonderland.
Yang has exhibited in California, Florida, Georgia, New York and Ohio in the United States; Toronto, British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada and more recently London and Copenhagen, Shanghai and Berlin.
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