July 23, 2017

Elk Creek Winery Hooks Marine Artist for Labels

While many Midwest wineries have special edition wine labels, Elk Creek Vineyards' Carey Chen Riesling is unique both for its renditions of sea life and for its unique clear label printing approach. Elk Creek Riesling is the top seller of the five wines that make up the Carey Chen Marine Collection. Other wines in the Marine Collection include a Concord and a Pinot Grigio.Elk Creek Vineyards, … [Read more...]

Warehouse Winery Label Stocked With Treasure

Warehouse Winery, located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, opened its doors in 2009 in a true industrial warehouse district.  On each bottle of Warehouse wine is the image of a gopher,  a tribute to the winery owner's father who gave him the former "Gopher Motors" warehouse that became the winery.   Now a building that was once used to rebuild 80 engines a day is producing over 7,000 gallons of wine … [Read more...]

St. James Chambourcin Label Profile

St. James is Missouri's largest winery, producing over 200,000 cases per year. Because St. James' wine is distributed to retail stores in 17 states, packaging is an important marketing consideration according to marketing manager Ann Miller.Chambourcin, a top-selling red wine at St. James, is supported by both novel labeling and imaginative packaging.   St. James Chambourcin is sold both by … [Read more...]

Label of the Month: Richwood Winery’s Lady Sipper

(Publisher's note:  This article is the first installment in a monthly feature about noteworthy or award winning wine labels from Midwest wineries.)Winery owner Micheal Bullock thought he had a great name for a white wine that he wanted to market to women: Lady Slipper.  Aside from the soft shoe connotation,  Lady Slipper orchids are the state flower of Minnesota, the home state of Bullock's … [Read more...]