thumbprints cellars founder and winemaker, Scott Lindstrom-Dake, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Art History from Dominican University. It was during his last semester there that he started making wine as a hobby. Sourcing grapes from Sonoma County’s top vineyards has become Scott’s artistic medium and although he finds the science aspect of winemaking fascinates, his approach to crafting some of the worlds best wines is more artist. It’s this artistic expression that leads him to experiment with unique varietals and interesting blends — all part of an ongoing allure to create yet another masterpiece!
Although the title “Artist” was bestowed upon me by my kindergarten teacher, supportively clasping my tiny shoulders while I completed a squiggly self portrait by crayon, it took me a while to realize that it was a title I was worthy of.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Davis, with a major in Art Studio. Studying under such well known artists as Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson.
I reside in Sonoma County, California and currently am in my sixth year as event artist and painter for Cruisin’ the Boulevard, Inc., an annual celebration of the movie, American Graffiti by George Lucas. A destination car show held in Petaluma, Ca., on the very streets where the movie was filmed, it has become a wonderful showcase for my paintings and a fun, mobile studio for a day of hob-nobbing with famous classic cars, Hollywood celebrities and some of the kindest, car-loving folks in the world.
My work is mostly acylic on canvas, but I am well versed in most artistic medium.
I am honored to have some of my favorite work, featuring everything I adore about living and working in Sonoma County, CA, adorning the Gallery of thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge. thumbprint cellars wines are the perfect compliment to my endeavors to capture the essence of living in and experiencing this region.
Please visit my website, www.elisedurenbergerfineart.