The beer and wine label design competition seeks to reward the best label design and packaging for bottled wine and beer in South Africa. Judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as a piece of communication. The 2018 label design awards, sponsored by Rotolabel, were held on 14 March at the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Stellenbosch.

This year, the wine label design awards had a total of 44 entries and 28 of these emerged as finalists. The most prestigious award, the Grand Prix went to The Vinoneers’ No. 42 Orpheus & The Raven 2015. There were several gold winners in various categories. Click here to view the fill list of winners. 

The beer label design awards had a total of 56 entries, with 42 of these emerging as finalists. There was no winner in the Grand Prix section and only one gold winner. The Kennel Brewery was awarded gold in the category for beers in a series. Click here for more information on the beer label awards.– Ntswaki Motaung, AgriOrbit

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