During 2016, we set out to capture all new media for Sanford Vineyards & Winery— from seasonal changes in the vineyard, to the winery's inspirational and dynamic team.
The look and feel for the brand is more rustic, approachable and authentic which dictated a softer, less saturated color palate for the imagery.
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This wine label project was created as part of the 90th anniversary celebration for the Biltmore, Santa Barbara Four Seasons Resort. Before beginning the project, we toured the property and referenced elements that were significant to the Resort to draw inspiration from (see a few elements referenced in the images below).
The set of two, the Reserve “1927" (left) and the Biltmore Merlot, represent the dual nature of the design. The “1927” is a limited edition bottling while the white label is intended to be made each year.
The font for “Biltmore” was traced from an old photograph of the property to tie in with the Art Deco period when the resort was built.
The channel islands at the base references the view as seen from the resort and the palm texture is a tribute to the diverse collection of palm species found throughout the resort’s property.
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We had the pleasure of working with the Talley family in Arroyo Grande where we captured a wide breadth of imagery.
The following year, we were asked by Brian Talley to photograph the entirety of "Our California Table"— a wonderful cookbook that features delicious farm-fresh recipes for the California lifestyle.
The cookbook also covers the history of the Talley Family and tells the incredible story of their journey over several generations.
Thank you first and foremost to Brian and the entire Talley Family for their kindness and authenticity throughout.
You won't find nicer folks!
Note that all profits from the sale of "Our California Table" will be donated to the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County for the benefit of farm workers and their families.
This was a wine label project created for Dana Volk, owner, winemaker and female extraordinaire for D. Volk Wines.
After a previous life in the wine business, she decided to move back "home" to the Santa Ynez Valley and begin her second career in wine with her own personal project. Her vision is to make delicious, high quality wines from the local area that her friends and family could afford. She has a creative, vibrant energy that we hoped to capture in her label.
As an enthusiast of all things ocean/beach/outdoors, Dana wanted to somehow incorporate the ocean without being too literal. The goal was to keep the artwork both whimsical and modern. The original artwork was created using a wood carving block. Future varietals will incorporate various accent colors and foils for the higher end brands.
Be sure to check out Dana's wines and visit her in Solvang, CA!
This was a dream wine label project for a very small winery. Winemaker and owner, Eric Carucci, appreciated Jeremy's work and wanted to somehow integrate a photo that truly represented his wines, the region and the terrain in which many of the grapes were sourced.
The photo on the label (see image) was taken at the top of the western most point of the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation in Santa Barbara County facing east. We wanted the Carucci logo to look as though it was emerging from the photo itself, so the logo is blind embossed. We chose a wrap around label to give the bottle an almost infinity feel and allowing the entire image to show as you turn the bottle. The varietal is done in foil to add the only pop of color seen on the label.
The bottle is photographed from 3 perspectives to show the label in full.
I've also included the original photograph taken which was the inspiration for the label.
Bottle shots are created on a solid white background.
Beauty shots are created in an environmental setting.
Beauty shots, as opposed to traditional bottle shots on white, are created to maximize a brand's impact for a packaged product. They can provide a contextual look that makes the viewer feel as though they visited the winery/vineyard or are drinking that wine.
These images can be captured on-location for an environmental feel (ie. vineyard row, barrel room or with a personality). Or they can be photographed in our studio for a more dramatic look (ie. various background colors and studio lighting).
Not sure which look suits your product best? Reach out! We're always more than happy to discuss ideas and create something unique to elevate your brand.