Winners of Winemag.co.za’s 2021 Label Design Awards announced

by | Dec 7, 2021 | Article, News

On Friday, 3 December, the winners of the Winemag.co.za Label Design Awards 2021 were announced live on social media.
This competition was proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier, Rotolabel, with Avery Dennison, Synchron, and Kemtek|HP Indigo as as co-sponsors.

Rotolabel was honoured to be approached by Winemag.co.za eight years ago to be the headline sponsor of the Wine Label Design Awards.

“We were immediately sold on the idea of recognising brilliant design in the wine industry, and we agreed this was a great way to give back and give recognition to the wine industry for their outstanding design work. We also want to thank our partners Avery Dennison, Synchron, and Kemtek for coming onboard as co-sponsors and enabling us to expand this initiative into the Craft Beer and Spirit industries,” says Grant Watson, Rotolabel executive national sales.
An initiative begun in 2015 by Winemag.co.za, wine was initially the core focus, beer added in 2018, and spirits in 2020. There were 68 wine entries, 14 beer entries, and 26 spirits entries this year.

 

All designs we judged on:

  1. Originality of concept
  2. Execution
  3. Shelf appeal
  4. Effectiveness as a piece of communication

 

And the Gold winners were…

SPIRITS

Spirit in a Series: Cape Saint Blaize Gin Classic, Floristic, Oceanic by Bravo Design

To view all of the beer label awards, click here.

 

BEER

Single Beer Label: Saggy Stone Brewing Co. 3% Summer Ale by Saggy Stone Brewing Co. | Erica Basson
Beer in a Series: Old Tin Hat Brewery Cauldron of Valour Pilsner, Freedom Fighter Lager, Sheer Courage IPA, The Great Escaper! Blonde Ale by Adesignbranding

To view all of the beer label awards, click here

 

WINE

Single Wine Above R80: Lubanzi Cuvée PN Rainboat 2021 by Chris Auret

 

WINE IN A SERIES:

Harry Hartman Church Chenin Blanc – Stellenbosch 2020, Swartland 2020 by LUCO ̊

 

CANCAN by Renegade Wines (La Mélinite Bubbly White NV, La Goulue Chenin Blanc 2021, Satine Rosé 2021,Valentin Le Désossé Grenache 2020) by Haumann Smal

The Cape Saint Blaize series by Bravo Design in the spirits category went on to win a Grand Prix for being truly extraordinary. To view all of the label awards including silver and bronze, click here.

The judging panel this year included:
  • Christian Eedes: editor Of Winemag.co.za
  • Lucy Corne: beer And travel writer
  • Rob Gower: senior wine buyer for Woolworths
  • Bernard Gutman: drinks writer and presenter
  • Sean Harrison: design & strategy at Luco° Brands
  • Patrick Leclezio: drinks writer
  • Troye May: beer judge, home brewer, host Of #beertime podcast
  • Kassie Naidoo: executive creative director & partner: Lampost Productions
  • François Rautenbach: head of the premier wine direct programme for Singita Conservation Brand
  • Leah Van Deventer: drinks writer

 

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