VINOTINTE: THE ART OF DYEING WITH WINE

Vinotinte: The art of dyeing with wine

Vinotinte is the art of using everything that is obtained from the vine to dye fabrics naturally. The leaves, fruits and vine shoots are used to achieve a wide range of colors and patterns, thanks to a mixture of traditional and modern techniques.

In Monje Winery you can learn to create your own natural ecoprint garments with our Vinotinte workshops and buy Vinotinte products in our store.

The Vinotinte Philosophy

The strong passion and conviction of a much needed sustainable future, the creative business industry and a high standard lifestyle, made Felipe Monje and Nathalie Leturcq start together the adventure of dyeing natural fabrics with ecological pigments and materials proceeding from the Bodegas Monje vineyards. Both share the principles needed for any successful collaboration -apart from the raw materials- leading to the fashion brand Vinotinte, Wine-dye, in Spanish.

The investigation Nathalie was leading about the cream of tartar (an acidic byproduct of fermenting grapes into wine) took her to contact Felipe Monje. Since then, the tannins, mordants and the winemaking process have guided the artisanal and ecological procedures that come together at the Monje Winery. Monje Wines was a traditional winery of the Island of Tenerife founded in 1970 which has evolved into a business with a wide range of leisure-activities focused on rural and enotourism.

Nathalie imprints her own philosophy onto her creations, as we can see reflected in the following quotation of her book “Dyeing in the Vineyards. Natural Dyes with wine, wine leafs and grapes…”:

‘The modern World and its inhabitants are falling sick, it’s time to change direction and decide, consciously, the way of living in harmony with our beautiful natural surrounding’

The Vinotinte experience

Bodegas Monje gives everybody the opportunity to experience and get to know the Vinotinte natural dyeing techniques by taking part of the whole process. During the workshop the attendees will learn how to use these natural dyes in combination with the natural fabrics and all the techniques involved. Participants will be actively involved in the whole process and will have a one of a kind teacher.

Workshops are subject to availability and the detailed conditions of Bodegas Monje. They’re carried out in the same winery and guided by Nathalie Leturcq herself. Kids and adults are welcome, as well as locals or travellers. Reservation is needed in advance through the website.

BOOK/GIFT VINOTINTE WORKSHOP

The workshops, led by Nathalie Leturcq, take place in the winery. They are suitable for both adults and children.

Fabrics and garments

Each garment of vinotinte is unique, since they are made by hand, one by one. Natural dyes and textile fibers of natural origin, avoid adverse reactions or allergies that can cause dyes and synthetic fabrics. The vegetable fabrics used in wine-tinted garments are linen and cotton. While in animal garments, fabrics such as wool and silk are used.

Each collection and textile product is limited edition. Among the flagship products of Vinotinte are high-quality silk scarves and tablecloths. Unique garments, created by the hands of the artisan Nathalie Leturcq.

BUY VINOTINTE PRODUCTS

Vinotinte on the catwalk

Vinotinte’s Fashion Brand has grown and adapted to the needs of an audience who wants unique garments in their wardrobe and to the needs of the designers who use Vinotinte’s fabrics for their own creations.
The last collaboration of Vinotinte took place in Tenerife’s International Fair of Fashion (Feria Internacional de la Moda de Tenerife 2018), a leader in the Canarian Fashion Industry that gathers young designers and international projects.
The collaboration of Abissi Moda and Vinotinte creates a magical combination resulting in one of a kind garments every fashion lover will love:

If you are a designer and want to know our products, don’t hesitate to contact us.