Way back in 1975, the Eyrie Vineyard of Oregon, US made history of sorts, when it competed with the best of Pinot Noir wines from the Burgundy region France. It became the first American grown Pinot Noir to compete in that league. Now artist William Henry is bringing to life a part of those moments in history by creating a limited edition writing instrument, the RB8 Eyrie roller ball, which uses the wood of those same historic plants.
The 1975 competition was indeed a stiff one. Placed amongst the top 10 competitors for the Olympiades des Vines in Paris, the Eyrie Pinot Noir lost the no.1 place in the competition by just 2/10th of a point. Ever since, that vineyard has been a celebrated name in the world of Sommeliers, who have testified to its unique textures and flavors of the wines.
However, now the wood from those plants will feature in the limited edition writing instrument by William Henry. Handcrafted to perfection and aesthetic beauty, these pens will have the essence of the vineyard by being a main part of the pens’ body, giving collectors and writers something to be really proud of owning.
The total production of this limited edition pen is limited to just 100, as the supply of the unique lot of wood is limited as well. The price tag attached to every unit is $950, and shall be available from authorized retail channels only.
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Via: William Henry