The wine bottles we use are recycled Bordeaux (green glass). At the moment we use golden-colored matte cork capsules (shrink wrap) but may change based on the "line" of wines, which include hibiscus-based wines, honey-based and tropical fruit based.
We plan on 3 stickers: front main (3 by 4), front secondary (below the main one, a 1 by 3 band), and back (3 by 4). The main front label should be clean on white background -- like a minimalist Bordeaux label which usually has a sketch of a castle or bucolic scene, and some fancy/classic font. In our case we are thinking of a sketch of the Yamoussokro basilica, a symbol of Cote d'Ivoire, but with some playful / African flairs, like a few crocodiles in a lake in the foreground. The brand name is Vinqueur (a play on words in French for wine "vin" and "vainqueur", meaning winner). The label would prominently show the brand and then a simple tag-line "Vin du terroir ouest-africain", and a "Produit de Côte d'Ivoire" at the bottom. For examples of these "clean" labels and the sketching style, see: https://www.pinterest.com/terah_dej…es-de-vin/
The second sticker will be placed below the main one and will contain product-specific information. The color should be modifiable, perhaps the background color or frame, or text itself. We might try and add more of a flair or color here -- like an African textile print as background, or as a band. Not sure it will work with the classic label above, but maybe, kind of like the "Motif" wine label (see above Pinterest) but smaller.
For images of the Basilica as well as some cool African textile prints, see:
As per attached description, we will have the specific wine type and alcohol content, and volume (750 ml).
Finally, the back label will have general product information, and will be standard across all wines. Simple will do it, though it would be cool to have African touches to the standard symbols for no drinking while pregnant, no drinking while driving, such as a woman with extensions in her hair, etc.
The above notwithstanding, we are open to other creative ideas, but the thrust of the vision is to come up with something versatile -- classy/classic but also subtly playful and subversive, some France some Africa, something different but something that will fit in in a standard wine shelf, etc. Not easy, but hope this inspires you!