The name Trestle Thirty One comes from the large railroad trestle that is prominent from the top of the vineyard on Seneca Lake. This trestle is also the inspiration for the drawing on the front label. The number 31 comes from the Revolutionary War lot that the land was part of. These 500-acre tracts of land were given to Revolutionary War soldiers in lieu of payment after the war was over. In New York, they were numbered and 31 was the number of the future vineyard which Brian and Nova found on the deed once they received it.
Photos by: Jay Gillotti
THE LABEL AND LOGO
The Cadamatre family are so fortunate to have amazing artistic talent in their family. Brian and Nova wanted to keep as much of the business in the family as possible. To that end, they commissioned a drawing by Nova’s mother, prominent artist Linda Williams McCune, to make a statement on the front label. Linda’s drawings are intricate and dramatic with fine attention to detail, echoing the passion reflected in Nova and Brian’s wine style.
Brian and Nova had a clear vision for their logo: the trestle table with friends and family gathered around sharing wine and amazing food.
To bring the idea to life, they enlisted the help of Brian’s sister, illustrator Katie Cadamatre. Through her creative direction, visual aspects of the brand developed evoking the same values and sentiment. A perfect example is the iconic label, featuring Linda’s drawing.