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These are officially the 15 best wine labels in South Africa – featuring rabbits, a flying pig, and women on fish

James de Villiers , Business Insider SA
 Apr 23, 2018, 01:35 PM

Well designed wine-labels are key for a winemaker to succeed, believes Margot Janse, one of the judges at this year’s wine label design awards.

“You have to constantly raise your game to stay in business.”

Wines were judged in four categories: R80 a bottle or under; over R80 a bottle; R500 a bottle and over; and labels forming a series.

Eleven wines received a silver rating, and only four gold. 

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These are the wine labels which achieved silver or better at the South African Wine Label Design awards 2018.

Black Oystercatcher: Noble Late Harvest 2014

Gold: Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Design firm: Anthony Lane Design Consultancy


David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner: The Bowline 2015

Gold: Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Design firm: Haumann Smal Design Studio


Thistle & Weed: Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016

Gold: Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle
Design firm: Fanakalo


Christoffel Hazenwinkel (Hazendal): The White Blend 2016, The Rosé 2016, The Red Blend 2016,

Gold: Wines in a series
Design firm: Whitespace Creative


Craft & Origin: Organic White 2016

Silver: Single wine selling for R80 a bottle or under

Design firm: Bravo Design


Vino Baruzzo: Novello 2015 (Mooiplaas)

Silver: Single wine selling for R80 a bottle or under

Design firm: Haumann Smal Design Studio


Diemersdal: Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Silver: Diemersdal Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Design firm: Anthony Lane Design Consultancy


La Rêve: Natural Sweet NV (Saxenburg)

Silver: Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Designer: Clementina


Spice Route: The Amos Block NV

Silver: Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle

Design firm: Jane Says


Craft & Origin

Silver: Wines in a series

Design firm: Bravo Design with Just Design


Fairview Bloomcool

Silver: Wines in a series

Design firm: Jane Says


Like Father Like Son (Bon Courage)

Silver: Wines in a series

Design firm: IWanted Design


Nitida

Silver: Wines in a series
Design firm: Fanakalo


The Fishwives Club

Silver: Wines in a series
Designer: Patrick Robertson


The Garajeest: Jim Semillon 2015 and Bruce Cabernet Franc 2015

Silver: Wines in a series

Design firm: Whitespace Creative

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