Created for Jackson Family Wines (of Kendall-Jackson fame), Farrier is a brand that D/C helped build from the ground up. The client came with a plot of land in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and a challenge – create a wine brand that embodies the heritage of that singular place.
The overall concept taps into the sense of community that has historically played such an important role in rural life. Jackson Family Wines has always been guided by a strong appreciation for the land. And, as a family business, it is deeply rooted in the community. It seemed natural for Farrier to pay tribute to these things.
The design tells the story of a blacksmith shop that had been on the property in the 1800s. It was a place where the local farrier (or horseshoe fitter, for those of you not familiar with equine parlance) plied his trade and the townsfolk gathered to socialize. Reinforcing the handcrafted quality of the wine, the packaging mirrors the look of an old newspaper and the language adopts an endearingly olde-school colloquial tone. The red wine uses a more traditional wrap label, while the whites are adorned with a die-cut "F".
Design by Duncan/Channon | Source :: Lovely Package
The Bag-in-Bag wine Vernissage has taken both wine-lovers and the press by storm, in Sweden as well as internationally. Behind the success are Sofia Blomberg, the creator of the unique packaging design, and Takis Soldatos, the creator of the packaging´s contents. The results are elegant design, and a characteristically typical mixture of French Chardonnay and Viognier produced in one of Northern Europe´s most modern wineries, Nordic Sea Winery in Simrishamn.
The thought behind Vernissage is a playful approach the curious and modern wine consumer. At the same time, a woman´s touch has propelled the Bag-in-Bag wine from the practical to the elegant.
The Bag-in-Bag wine Vernissage has received a great deal of attention from both wine-lovers and the press, in Sweden as well as internationally. On the 17th, of September it was named the "Most Innovative" in the Carton Awards 2010.
Now it´s unique design has won gold in the Pentawards the world´s largest packaging design competition. The prestigious awards ceremony was held in Shanghai on the 30th of September 2010.
Designed by Sofia Blomberg, a freelance Art Director and graphic designer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Source :: Packaging of the World.
Interesting illustration on the 2009 vintage Dame Vida wine label designed by Calcco, Spain.
Source :: Packaging of the World.
As if boxed wine and mini-bottles weren't controversial enough now we have wine packaged in individual glasses. Marks & Spencer debuted the individual serving sizes called "Le Froglet" in the UK this summer and has now started offering them in Hong Kong at their M&S food shop in Wanchai. A sign that they're doing well? Perhaps. M&S reports that more than one glass is sold every minute.
Although the glasses are, of course, not really glass. It took 18 months of development to come up with the design, which includes a plastic wine glass, a leak-proof paper top, and even "inert filling technology" to keep the wine from being exposed to oxygen inside the packaging. The single-serve glasses are geared to impromptu picnickers or people who want just one glass with dinner and according to the WSJ they actually taste better than expected, as long as you don't let them sit too long after opening.
Le Froglet comes in three flavors, Shiraz, Rosé, and Chardonnay, for about $5 each.
By Rigel Celeste | Source :: www.luxist.com
More impressive work by Mark Ransome from Cape Town based Fireworks Design.
The concept of this wine, focused on USA market is to present a modern, elegant Malbec from Argentina. We work with white and light blue (the colors of Argentina’s flag) and also red (the color of the wine. The idea is to communicate “this is the ONE Malbec from Argentina".
Design by Dizen | Source :: Lovely Package
Want to cut your carbon footprint and get a buzz at the same time? Grab a bottle of wine from the Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, California. The winery is the pilot project for Cogenra Solar, a startup backed by top VC Vinod Khosla. It brings together photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies to produce hot water and electricity from a single unit.
Cogenra's technology reflects sunlight into a solar array that in turn faces down into a mirror. A tube located above the array carries liquid that has been heated by sunlight reflected off the mirror. That heat is then used to produce hot water.
The company explains:
Traditional photovoltaic (PV) systems convert approximately 16% of the sun’s energy into usable electricity, discarding the remaining energy as waste, mostly in the form of heat. Solar cogeneration captures this waste heat and transforms it into real value—hot water. This cogenerative solution has the added benefit of cooling the PV components, which boosts the system’s electric generation.
Cogenra is taking aim at the commercial market. "If you look at heat consumption, a substantial part is on the industrial level and the institutional level–jail, retirement communities, hospitals. Everywhere where there is industry, industry uses heat," says Dr. Gilad Almogy, Cogenra's CEO.
That includes wineries. As part of the pilot project with Sonoma Wine, Cogenra has set up a 272 kW electric and thermal installation to support the facility’s operations. "We give them electricity to run the plant, and heat to run the winery," Almogy says. The installation, which is partially funded by a $1.5 million research grant from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration program, will be completed by the end of the year.
By Ariel Schwartz | Source :: Fast Company
I started making a logotype which represents this association – the bottle mixed with a fingerprint. I then added a second graphic object with lines which represents the contour lines of the “Sainte Victoire” mountains. For the packaging they wanted something modern, authentic, from the soil, something fresh and elegant.
Design by Adrien Genevard | Source :: Lovely Package
This foil blocked wine label was designed as a nod to the luxury and festive atmosphere of Saint Tropez.
Design by Curious D | Source :: Lovely Package
The simple, bold coma graphic and circular shapes set against the (from what my limited Spanish can tell) screened back dictionary definition of a coma create this unique looking wine label. This is a great example of one colour design done right.
Design by Andreu Zaragoza | Source :: Lovely Package