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Wine label design with Grafiche Polimar

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Grafiche Polimar to design and print our new wine label

When we were looking to choose a printing company to print our Tenuta Le Mandorlaie wine labels we quickly realised that there were several factors to consider, we determined that it was important to ensure the quality of printing so we wanted to look for a company that produces high-quality prints with sharp, vivid colors, and looking at their past portfolio we could see that samples of their previous work gave us a very good view of the print quality of Grafiche Polimar.

When we view a wine label it is important for us to consider the type of material used for our labels and make sure the company has experience printing on the material surface chosen as some materials may require specialized printing techniques, with so much experience in the printing of wine labels, we were sure that we were making the right decision.

If you are looking for a professional printing company, that offers many different types of printing, embossing and paper products for your label and that have a focus on quality and customer satisfaction then you can view the Grafiche Polimar website for wine label design

What do you need to consider when you design a wine label?

When designing a wine label, there are several important factors to consider. The key considerations we looked at when designing our first wine label, for ‘Capricci‘ our first 2 year old Toscana Rosso IGT were;

  • Brand identity: The label should reflect the brand identity of the winery or vineyard. This includes factors such as the logo, color scheme, and typography.
  • Legibility: The label should be easy to read and understand, even at a distance. This means that the font should be legible and the information on the label should be clear and concise.
  • Appellation: The label should include the wine’s appellation, or place of origin. This is an important factor for many wine drinkers and can influence their purchasing decisions.
  • Varietal: If the wine is made from a single varietal grape, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, the label should clearly state the varietal.
  • Alcohol content: The label should include the wine’s alcohol content, as this can be an important factor for some consumers.
  • Age: If the wine is a vintage wine, the label should clearly indicate the year the grapes were harvested.
  • Government regulations: Wine labels are subject to government regulations, which can vary by country and region. It is important to ensure that the label complies with all relevant regulations.

Overall, a wine label should be visually appealing, informative, and accurately reflect the wine and the brand identity of the winery or vineyard.

What colors are important in a wine label?

The colors used in a wine label can be an important factor in the design and can affect how consumers perceive the wine. Here are some colors commonly used in wine label design and their associated meanings:

  • Red: Red is a bold and attention-grabbing color that is often used in wine label design. It can convey a sense of passion, intensity, and richness. Red is also commonly associated with red wine, making it a natural choice for labels for red wines.
  • White: White is a clean and simple color that can be used to convey a sense of elegance and sophistication. It is often used for labels for white wines or for sparkling wines.
  • Gold: Gold is a luxurious and opulent color that can convey a sense of quality and prestige. It is often used for labels for premium or high-end wines.
  • Black: Black is a classic and timeless color that can convey a sense of sophistication and elegance. It is often used for labels for red wines or for wines that are meant to be aged.
  • Green: Green is a fresh and vibrant color that can convey a sense of nature and the outdoors. It is often used for labels for wines that are made from organic or sustainable grapes.
  • Purple: Purple is a rich and regal color that can convey a sense of luxury and sophistication. It is often used for labels for red wines, especially those that are full-bodied or complex.

Overall, the colors used in a wine label should be chosen to reflect the wine’s character and to convey the winery’s brand identity.

Is printing wine labels specialised?

Yes, printing wine labels is a specialized process that requires expertise in both printing and wine labeling regulations. Wine labels must comply with government regulations and be printed in a way that ensures they are durable, legible, and accurately reflect the wine’s origin, vintage, and other important information.

capricci toscana igt rossoWhat are the most famous wine label designs?

There are many famous wine label designs that have become iconic in the world of wine. Here are a few examples:

  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild: The labels for Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a prestigious Bordeaux wine, feature artwork by famous artists such as Picasso, Chagall, and Warhol. Each year, a new artist is commissioned to create the label for that vintage.
  • Opus One: Opus One, a California winery, features a simple and elegant label with a minimalist black and white design. The label is instantly recognizable and has become synonymous with luxury and quality.
  • Yellow Tail: Yellow Tail, an Australian wine brand, features a colorful and playful label with a kangaroo on the front. The label’s bright colors and fun design have helped to make the wine popular with younger consumers.
  • Penfolds Grange: The labels for Penfolds Grange, another prestigious Australian wine, feature a distinctive red and silver design with a diagonal line. The label’s design has remained largely unchanged for decades and has become a symbol of quality and tradition.
  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve: The label for Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve, a California winery, features a simple and elegant design with a gold border and the winery’s name in script. The label’s classic design has helped to establish the winery’s brand identity.

Overall, these wine label designs have become famous for their unique and memorable designs, and have helped to establish these wineries as leaders in the wine industry.

Note: This is not a paid advertisement, it is the positive and true representation of the experience we had when working with Grafiche Polimar when designing our wine label recently.

Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent organic products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.