With stars aligned, the project has won donated labor, equipment, and brand design. This logo is the handiwork of veteran designer Lisa Hobro. She and other folks who’ve put their faith in this experiment are blowing my mind with their generosity.
A sirsee is an unexpected gift, in Southern parlance. (Some of y’all know this, already.) I learned the word from my mother, who often surprised us with tokens of love. While the origin of the word is uncertain, the value of a good sirsee is clear.
SIRSEE aims to offer handcrafted wine while celebrating the land and people behind it. My winter residency at Penland will focus on editing an arts journal honoring the harvest season. The journal will be offered alongside the wine.
We best honor our natural gifts when we pay them forward. So, I’m working to build this endeavor as a charitable one. Updates on that aspect are to come.