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While self-isolating, the team of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs, which produces the Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wine collection with paintings by Russian artists on the labels, have stayed in touch with journalists, sommeliers and wine enthusiasts. Today, we are all forced to forego the usual face-to-face communication, gathering for tastings and enjoying unique gastronomic experiences in restaurants, which is quite painful.

However, no lockdown can extinguish our desire to communicate, experience culture and pursue beauty. Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru invites you to spend this time together – exploring and enjoying Russian art. To facilitate this online journey, in partnership with Bloomberg Media we have launched the STAY AT HOME with ART RUSSE Initiative. Specifically, we have set up a dedicated page on the Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs website, with our selection of virtual tours of the legendary museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as links to projects of world-famous Russian theaters, dance companies and orchestras.

While staying at home and enjoying a glass of fine wine, you can now get acquainted with the beautiful collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the State Hermitage Museum, the Peterhof Palace, the Pushkin Museum and the Garage Museum for Contemporary Art, which have all opened their doors to virtual visitors. The Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs culture page also contains links to performances of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and much more.



Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Collection

Works of Russian fine art of the 19th-20th centuries have been used in the Château La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs winery product design since 2017 under the agreement between the chateau and the Art Russe Foundation, which owns one of the largest private collections of Russian art. Bottles of the 2014 vintage are decorated with reproductions of works by Viktor Vasnetsov, Ilya Repin, Philip Malyavin, Vladimir Serov, Nikolai Fechin, Fyodor Reshetnikov and other artists. Reproductions of paintings by Ilya Repin, Nikolai Roerich, Geliy Korzhev, Mai Danzig, the Tkachev brothers, Pyotr Ossovsky and other masters of Russian and Soviet art adorn bottles of the 2015 vintage. The choice of paintings for the Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs product design is driven by the objective to highlight the diversity of trends in Russian art. 

Chateau La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs is located in one of the oldest wine-growing areas of France, among the Grand Cru vineyards in the Saint-Emilion region, which in 1999 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The wines of Saint-Emilion are among the most exquisite in the world. In 2014-2017, the estate carried out large-scale transformations aimed at preserving the traditions of French winemaking while introducing innovations to produce top quality wines. The eminent consulting oenologist Louis Mitjavile was invited to improve the winemaking process. To date, the collection of the modernized Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs consists of 4 vintages (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018), as well as three magnums. The renowned French architect Jean Nouvel developed the architectural project for the chateau renovation.

Led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrey Filatov, the Art Russe Foundation was established in 2012 with the aim to promote a better understanding of Soviet and Russian art outside Russia, as well as its contribution to world culture. The collection of the Foundation includes works of Russian art created in the period 1917-1991. The Foundation aims to raise awareness of art from the period through exhibitions, art loans to museums and galleries in various countries, as well as publication of books and catalogues dedicated to the most iconic artists and their works. For his contribution to international cooperation in the field of culture and efforts to preserve the historical heritage, the founder of the Art Russe Foundation Andrei Filatov has been awarded the UNESCO Prize and the title of Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour (France).