Labeling for a series of higher end wines that will be launched as our "Farm Out" line. We are a apple orchard and retail packing shed that has been in business since 1898. Recently we added a winery and are now producing several different styles of wines, meads, and ciders. While we are looking for a sophisticated design, we also want to tie in and pay homage to the farm style and our roots. Website is Snow-Line.Com.
This is a product line and would encompass several different wines. While the wines may be different, the overall theme should tie in from bottle to bottle while still allowing something unique on each label for each varietal, maybe a subtle change in color or another change to keep them from blending into each.
Farm out would act as the fanciful name and would be on the front of the label in some sort of fashion. Our actual business/winery name is Snow-Line Orchard and it would be nice to tie it in on the front of the label if it won't make it to busy. I attached our current logo but do not feel obligated to use it, in fact, I would like something more high end so use it if you can or just refer to it as an example of what we are using.
Why "Farm Out". This comes from an old practice that has now become a common saying. When farmers could not produce enough goods or items that they needed, they often "Farm Out" the work, under contract, to another farm or party. This wine is a higher end wine that we are having made for us under contract ... we are literally farming out to purchase this wine, therefore the name and tie in.
On the back it should read Vinted and bottled by Snow-Line Orchard, Buellton CA.
Tractors, our packing shed, a unique piece of your own creation? I leave the start of the overall design to you because you have the skills and I do not.
I would like a two piece label that would fit a 750ml bottle. Each wine will use the standard bottle for the varietal style. Reds will have a red capsule and the whites will be black.
The final design will need to pass the TTB COLA application process and follow all of the laws and rules that they enforce.
1: Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Central Coast 13.6% Alc/Vol
2: Chardonnay 2013 Central Coast 14.5% Alc/Vol
3: Pinot Noir 2013 Central Coast 15.2% Alc/Vol
4: Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Santa Ynez Valley 14.1% Alc/Vol
5: Merlot 2012 Paso Robles 14.6% Alc/Vol
If you need clarification or input then please do not hesitate to ask.
In the end, I would need a Jpeg to submit to COLA and the raw file for any long term editing, i.e. changes in the vintage date or appellation.
I have added a TTB help sheet if anyone needs clarification on some of the labeling requirements. I also added a couple of our current labels but for clarification, I want the new labels to be different than what we are already using so use as an example only.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing some great designs!