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South African Best Wine Labels For 2019


The annual Wine Label Design Awards, organised by the team from Winemag.co.za, took place on 13 March 2019 at Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

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, specialist buyer for wine at Woolworths

Franck Dangereux, chef and co-owner of the Foodbarn at Noordhoek Farm Village

Sean Harrison, advisor to brand consultancy Graft

Carla Kreuser, independent graphic designer and illustrator.

A total of 83 entries were received, 30 of those receiving awards.

GRAND PRIX

The Wine Thief: Cape White Blend 2017, Chardonnay 2016, Chenin Blanc 2013, Pinot Noir 2014, Roussanne 2017 | Design firm: Studio Collective

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:

Black Elephant Vintners & Co. The Honey Thief | Design firm: Trompe Le Monde

GOLD AWARDS

1. Single wine selling for R80 a bottle or under

Ben Wren Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc 2018 3L | Design firm: The Butcher’s Shop

2. Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Simonsig “50” Steen 2017 | Design firm: ALDC

3. Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Orpheus & The Raven Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2017 (The Vinoneers) | Design firm: Bravo Design

4. Single wine selling for over R500 a bottle

Plaisir de Merle Signature Blend 2012 | Design firm: Just Design

5. Wines in a series – no price constraints

Orpheus & The Raven: Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017, The Swansong Gewürztraminer 2016, No. 422017 (The Vinoneers) | Design firm: Bravo Design

6. Wines in a series – no price constraints

The Wine Thief: Cape White Blend 2017, Chardonnay 2016, Chenin Blanc 2013, Pinot Noir 2014, Roussanne 2017 | Design firm: Studio Collective

7. Wines in a series – no price constraints

Schultz Family Wines: Dungeons Cabernet Sauvginon 2016, Pepper Street Syrah 2017, Skeleton Bay Chenin Blanc 2018 | Design firm: Janneman Solms

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