Below are notes explaining the attachments, with links to the same (where possible).
-The 'logomain' pic with the man holding the grapes is still my preferred concept for my logo. The design attempts for this idea haven't been too successful. It seems the biggest obstacle is how to avoid having it look like a severed hand coming to take you to the underworld, and more like a farmhand holding grapes and clippers. I defer to you all as the experts, but perhaps having the hand be more 'graphic' and less 'real' would help. And/or if the design and the name were sharing the same space. And/or if the logo is encapsulated. To be clear, the concept involves just the portion of the photo with the hand holding the grape bunch and clippers, not the entire photo.
-The next 3 pics are variations of the above idea:
The 'dhsketch' was my friend's attempt at creating the design, if you want to attempt a better version, I think you can omit the stem of the glass.
The 'clippersketch' is a variation that omits the hand, and instead tries to incorporate the clippers into the name. I think this would be great if done well!
The 'harvester2' and 'harvester3' pics are the same idea as the first pic, but from different angles. Maybe they are easier designs to achieve? Was even wondering if it's possible to write 'Pluck' in the open space of the clippers where the man's palm is. Again, these are just my attempts to help further the concept, but please only design in the way you think actually works.
-The 'grapeclippers' pic is just there to show you what the clippers look like without any interference. The color of the handle also happens to be that plummy/bordeaux-y color I would like to have incorporated in my logo!
-The 'sketchbarrelsfront' & 'sketchbarrelsside' are examples for possible texture, background design, and/or illustration style that I would like, if applicable.
-The 'colorpalette' pic is another example (and the source of inspiration) for the desired color palette for my logo. plum, cream, etc.
-The remaining 3 pics are suggestions for a different design direction for the logo, that could be broadly described as a 'white chalk' idea This concept can be literal, but it doesn't have to be. I think if edited properly, it could be distilled simply, or even sketched, and still capture the inteded inspiration. For these examples, the font would probably have to change from my original request, in order to execute the design correctly. They are basically 3 variations of the same general idea:
-The 'allemandsamples' pic shows unlabeled 375ml wine bottles. If the wine being tasted is still aging in barrel, they will put some of the wine in these small bottles and label them with white chalk to keep track during a tasting. I thought this might be a good concept for a logo? Perhaps writing 'Punch' in chalk across a label-less bottle to allow the logo to evoke this common tasting practice.
-'chalkonbarrel' pic would be doing the same idea as the chalk on bottle, but using the face of the barrel as the main design instead. During fermentation, winemakers use abbreviations and numbers in chalk to indicate the current stats of each barrel.
-'chalkontag' pic is again, same idea, different vehicle. These signs are the most versatile method Winemakers use to keep tabs on wines in various stages. Sometimes they are hung on barrels, laid on cases, or in this example hung on a cage of wines that are bottle aging, which is the final stage before being labeled and sold. Perhaps if the font and styling is done correctly, it can look cool as a logo. Please note that the chalkboard used in this pic has a graph background-this is very common, and would probably help contribute to the design of the logo as well.
**I can not stress enough that I really defer to you as to what will ultimately work as a logo. Of course I am hoping these notes are helpful, but I would like to rely on you, the expert, to make the logistical and/or creative adjustments you see fit!
Thanks for your talent and your time, and please let me know if you have any questions-I am really enjoying this process and I am learning a TON!