12 Wild Wine Label Design Samples

Inspiration August 25, 2008

A wine store is a paradise for any graphic designer seeking inspiration. Most wine stores have thousands of bottles of wine, all of which are uniquely branded with a wine label. You could spend an entire weekend examining all the different wine label designs in a wine store and still not view them all.

The wine industry is massive and branding is extremely important to wine companies whom spend many thousands of dollars branding their wines. They all market to a certain audience and the designs must convey their message properly. After recently visiting a wine a local wine store, I was inspired to put together this wine label inspiration post, with the hopes of shedding some light on some of the spectacular custom labels graphic designers are creating in this industry.

One of the best parts of being a graphic designer is seeing your work actually printed and in use and I can imagine seeing your label design printed on hundreds of thousands of wine bottles sold world-wide would be a pretty exciting experience!

Wine Label Design Samples


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  • http://www.quanvudesigns.com quan

    These are amazing!! Thanks.

  • http://thecpgportfolo.com CPG

    American wine!
    Real famous bottles in France are design in a traditionnal way.
    Cheers from France…

  • http://www.twosocks.com.au printer capalaba

    Couldn’t agree more. Wine labels are beautiful art, and its always fantastic to go to your local bottle-o and find your designs doning their shelves!

  • http://www.designer-daily.com Mirko

    The last one is just wonderful. Everything is just perfect about it: the name “tipsy”, typography, labels, bottle,…

  • http://www.timothysmit.weebly.com Tim Smith

    Very nice labels. The designs are classic yet modern. Awesome!

  • Gino

    CPG – Yes i noticed that a lot of the famous bottles have a very very classic design to them

  • Gino

    Everyone – Glad you all liked this inspiration post, I will be sure to do more like this.

  • http://www.avangado.de Chan-Ho Avangado

    Oh my goodness,

    that Arcanum looks awesome!

    Cheers
    Chan

  • Gino

    Yeah I love the Arcanum one too!

  • http://bigpony.blogspot.com T

    Love the last tipsy one and smoking loon. Great post.


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  • Gino

    Yeah the Tipsy one is just amazing. The designer really deigned the entire bottle not just a label.

  • http://webdots.in Anish Trehan

    I Love Reginna and MCR .. Kool Collection !! nice stuff!!!

  • Sébastien

    A nice bottle is something, a nice wine is another thing, isn’t it ?

  • Anonymous

    GREAT!!!

  • http://www.citeulike.org/profile/apekoff Cinccliek
  • MarkB

    I make my own wine and I think I’m going to design my own labels to go on them after reading this!

  • http://www.calizawinery.com Jen

    For another cool label/design check out the Caliza WInery stuff. It’s like disheveled meets classy. Kind of a sexyness to it.

  • Steven Patrick

    I don’t get it. Most of these are fairly tame and traditional. The Tipsy is a little out there but the Kraal, LaRoca, Cavallo, and Reggina are just dull.

    I design wine labels in Washington. The labels here show a LOT more “wildness” than these.