Our wine label has been judged as the best wine label design overall in the country, winning the Grand Prix Award at the Wine Label Design Awards.

The Grand Prix, and a Gold Award for wine selling over R80, went to our Black Oystercatcher Noble Late Harvest 2014. The label was conceptualised by Sandra Human, co-owner of the Black Oystercatcher Wines, and the Black Oystercatcher team. Anthony Lane Design Consultancy designed the label.


The label forms part of our redesign 

According to Sandra, who collected the prize at the ceremony held at the Cape Town Hotel School in Granger Bay on Wednesday (29 March), the Grand Prix prize is a huge honour.

“We worked with great partners, like Anthony Lane, to create this label. So we’re thrilled for everyone who was involved in creating and printing this label.”

She said the Noble Late Harvest 2014 label formed part of the recent redesign of the Black Oystercatcher’s logo and labels. The label showcases the four soil layers where our vines grow, and two Black Oystercatcher birds, representing the partnerships between the Black Oystercatcher and clients.



Celebrating a special wine

Sandra says, “The Noble Late Harvest is a very special and unique wine. So we needed a label that would capture this. We went for a sleek bottle, and tried to capture the quality of the vintage through the rose gold print.”

There were 88 entries into the Wine Label Design Awards this year – the most entries to date. It was the third year the awards were held.

The judging panel consisted of Christian Eedes (Winemag), Rebecca Constable (Woolworths), Sean Harrison (Whitespace Creative), Margot Janse (Le Quartier Francais) and Carla Kreuser (The Jupiter Drawing Room).

The awards are sponsored by Rotolabel and Winemag. Rotolabel has worked closely with the Black Oystercatcher over a number of years, including printing the winning label. Sandra says, “It’s only through fantastic cooperation with partners like Rotolabel that we could finally have such a quality product.”

Photo credit: Winemag