by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 16 April 2013

Cake Wines is an Australian wine company who, in 2012, launched a prestigious art event – the annual Cake Wines Archi-bottle Prize.

This contest is a nationwide search to discover Australia’s most talented artists to create bottle artwork for the Cake’s new summer release of wines. Dan O’Toole took home first place, and his artwork can now be seen on Cake Wines’ 2011 Coonawarra Shiraz. Manuela Strano and Jae Copp were the runners up, with their art appearing on the Mclaren Vale Rose and Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Last year’s contest saw over 600 impressive submissions, and submission dates for 2013 will be announced this September.