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Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2017


WLDA logoResults of the third annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the Cape Town Hotel School.

The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as a piece of communication.

A total of 88 entries were received, 45 of these emerging as finalists. The Grand Prix went to Black Oystercatcher Noble Late Harvest 2014 while a further three gold awards were made, these going to David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2015, Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016 and the Christoffel Hazenwinkel series of wines from Hazendal.

The People’s Choice Award, meanwhile, was determined by online public voting and this went to The Garajeest series of wines.

To view the medal winners, click on any thumbnail image below and then click left or right for a slideshow.

For full results, download the following: Wine Label Design Awards Report
To view a photo album of the awards function, CLICK HERE.


  1. To all the designers, winemakers, printers and labelers out there; well done on another prestigious year.
    We are label printers and experience label design to final product first hand.
    I am proud to say that some of the labels that were awarded prizes were printed by us.
    Congratulations to all the participants, without you, we the printers, are nothing.


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