If you know me, you know I love wine plus I love design. Recently I wrote an article discussing the awesomely designed labels of Cedar Ridge Vineyards:
Cedar Ridge Vineyards, a family-owned winery and distillery located between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa, is no stranger to the lime light. Cedar Ridge received 20 awards for their wines in 2012 and more than 12 wine label design awards since 2008 at the Mid-American Wine Competition. In particular, their estate-grown Marechal Foch wine won two Silver medals for both wine label typography and the vintage.
When proprietor and wine maker, Jeff Quint, started Cedar Ridge in 2005, their focus was on making unique hand crafted wines from the vines they planted on the steep hills surrounding the winery. Now the vineyard has grown to over 5,000 vines. In addition, Cedar Ridge has a 7,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center.
Like Cedar Ridge Vineyards founder Jeff Quint focuses on creating handcrafted wines, designer Matt Kempel also focuses on creating, “unique and economical packaging designs reflecting the handcrafted and boutique nature of the Cedar Ridge brand.” Printing on clear labels to emphasizes the purity and quality of the wine while providing a media to create eye grabbing graphics.