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2012 SFCWC Label Contest

By Michael Haran

The results are in for our 2nd annual 2012 SFCWC Label Contest. This year we included four Best-of-Class categories as well as a Sweepstakes winner.

Label
Sweepstake Winner &
Best of Class Artistic
Label
Best of Class
Series
Label
Best of Class
Classical
Label
Best of Class
Whimsical
Mutt Lynch Winery Happy Camper Schoeneman Vineyards ecoVINO Wines
Mutt Lynch Winery
2009 Out of Reach…Muttitage
Happy Camper
2010
Cabernet Sauvignon
California
Schoeneman Vineyards
2009
Gewürztraminer
Anderson Valley
ecoVINO Wines
NV

This year’s judges included Elizabeth Slater of “In Short Marketing;” Dave Miller of “PackagingArts” a wine label and marketing materials printing company; Michael Traverso of Traverso’s Market; Jennifer Tincknell of Tincknell & Tincknell wine marketers; and Elliott Mackey publisher of Wine Appreciation Guild.

Sweepstakes
This year’s Sweepstakes winner is from Mutt Lynch winery in Healdsburg, Ca. The wine is a 2009 Sonoma County red wine (they call it 'Muttitage') and is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It retails for around $25.00. The label art is from a painting by artist Nancy Schutt and was the winner of the winery’s “Naughty Dog” 3rd Annual 2011 'dog art' wine label contest.

Classical

Classical Classical Classical Classical Classical

The Best-of-Class Classical label went to Ferrington Vineyards – Schoeneman – 2009 Gewurztraminer. The finalists included Black Coyote – 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon; Echelon Vineyards – 2010 Pinot Noir; Judson Winery – Walsh Ranch – 2010 Pinot Noir; and Katarina Wines – Field Vineyards – 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Artistic

Artistic Artistic Artistic Artistic Artistic

Mutt Lynch Winery’s 2009 Red Blend “Out of Reach” won not only BOC but also the Sweepstakes. Another Mutt Lynch label was a finalist in the Artistic Class that being 2009 Primitivo – MFB (man’s best friend). Harmony Wynelands - Pipe Dreams – Zinfandel; Oso Libre’s 2008 Bordeaux, Bordeaux Reserve; and Peltier Station – USB were the other Artistic Finalist.

Whimsical

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The Whimsical clas BOC was wone by ecoVino Wines – Grape to Glass – 2010 Chardonnay. The finalist are J. Baldwin Wines – Half Acre – 2006 Zinfandel; Ripken Vineyards & Winery – 2008 Temparnillo; Tom Eddy Winery – 2010 Mooton Rouge; and Van Duzer Vineyards – 2009 Pinot Noir.

Series

Series Series  

Happy Camper won the Series BOC. The other entrants were Alexander Vineyards; Winery (The Climber); De’ve Winery; Westport Winery; and Woodbury Vineyards.

We would like to thank all of the wineries that entered this year’s label contest. Some marvelous labels were entered. We would also like to congratulate this year’s winners. Good job all the way around.
 

The Judges: Michael Traverso, Jennifer Tincknell, David Miller, Elizabeth Slater and Elliott Mackey
The Judges: Michael Traverso, Jennifer Tincknell,
David Miller, Elizabeth Slater and Elliott Mackey
Label Sweepstake Winner
The Sweepstakes Winner:
Mutt Lynch Winery’s label “Out of Reach”
The Classical Label Finalist
The Classical Label Finalist
The Artistic Label Finalist
The Artistic Label Finalist
The Artistic Label Finalist
The Whimsical Label Finalist
The Series BOC Happy Camper
The Series BOC Happy Camper
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