Spotted: Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard celebrate ‘Eternally Silenced’ launch with The Prisoner Wine Company
Things are always interesting downtown and last night was no exception as The Prisoner Wine Company’s sensory deprivation dinner took place and celebrated the debut of its newest wine: Eternally Silenced. Host Maggie Gyllenhaal, star of HBO’s “The Deuce,” accompanied by her husband Peter Sarsgaard, led an intimate group through a “culinary taste of eternal silence,” as the cult-favorite brand celebrated its first-ever pinot noir.
Gyllenhaal shared what “eternally silenced” means to her, noting “the things that you try to eternally silence, are the things that make you want to drink a whole bottle of wine.” She continued, “the truth of the matter is, to say something or acknowledge something that has been silenced is really hard.”
Toasting to The Prisoner Wine Company’s female winemaker, Gyllenhaal spoke about the impact of hearing and reading powerful words and thoughts, namely in how they can change a culture. Over flowing glasses of wine, guests basked in the elegant décor, striking design and profile of the new pinot noir.
The nontraditional wine brand provided a powerful setting, completely reimagining what’s expected of a seated dinner. In an all-black garage on the Lower East Side, wine flowed into glasses with the introduction of each new course — some completely devoid of sight and sound — before Gyllenhaal invited her dinner companions to remove their blindfolds and see the space for the first time.