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SA’s best wine labels for 2018 – revealed

Judged by industry professionals, the SA Wine Label Design Awards honour the work and creativity that goes into producing a unique and interesting label for a bottle of wine.

15 Mar 2018
 

(image: Zachariah Hagy Upsplash)

The annual Wine Label Design Awards, organised by the team from Winemag.co.za, took place on 14 March at the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Somerset West where designers and wine farms were celebrated for their unique and clever wine bottle labels. 

Categories included: 
1. R80 a bottle or under
2. Over R80 a bottle
3. R500 a bottle and over
4. Labels forming a series

They were judged on: 

-Originality of concept

-Execution

-Shelf appeal

-Effectiveness as a piece of communication

Judges for this year were Christian Eedes (editor of Winemag.co.za), Rebecca Constable (Product Developer for Wine at Woolworths), Sean Harrison (Executive Creative Director of Whitespace Creative), Carla Kreuser (Freelancer and Ex-Creative Director at The Jupiter Drawing Room), Bertus Basson (SA Chef) and John Pace (Founder of At Pace)

The labels below emerged as the best from the total list 44 that were entered. Make a cup of tea and enjoy these creative and inspiring designs!

GOLD

Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle: Jason's Hill Beatrix Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016
Design firm: Fanakalo

Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle: The Vinoneers No. 42 Orpheus & The Raven 2015
Design firm: Bravo Design



Single wine selling for over R500 a bottle: Jordan Sophia 2013
Design firm: Haumann Smal Design Studio

Single wine selling for over R500 a bottle: The Drift There Are Still Mysteries 2015
Designers: Penelope Jack/Andrew van der Merwe



Wines in a series – no price constraints: Fairview Single Vineyard: Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2014, JakkalsFontein Shiraz 2014, Pegleg Carignan 2014, Primo Pinotage 2015, The Beacon Shiraz 2015
Design firm: Jane Says



Wines in a series – no price constraints: Zandwijk: Unorthodox Kosher Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Unorthodox Kosher Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Design firm: Brandever (Vancouver, Canada)



GRAND PRIX

The Vinoneers No. 42 Orpheus & The Raven 2015
Design firm: Bravo Design



PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The Drift: Gift Horse 2015, Moveable Feast 2014, Penelope MCC 2015, There Are Still Mysteries 2015
Design firm: Penelope Jack/Andrew van der MerweGOLD AWARDSSee last year's winning wine labels!


See the best wine labels for last year!

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