Can you judge a wine by its label? Perhaps not, but it is certainly part of the whole package when it comes to selecting and enjoying wine. So we asked three design professionals to judge wine labels based on artistic quality and graphic design for our second annual Wine Label Artwork Contest. In order to showcase local artistic design, the contest was open only to wineries located Santa Barbara County. There were so many excellent submissions and so much variety that we had to break them down by category. Kudos to these winning labels and many thanks to all who entered. There is no shortage of talent in Santa Barbara County on the outside (or inside) of the wine bottles. Click each wine in the list below to see the label and judges’ comments.
About Krista Harris
Krista Harris is the owner and publisher of Edible Santa Barbara, a food magazine devoted to local, seasonal and sustainable food. Krista holds a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. She enjoys creating new recipes, collecting vintage cookbooks and traveling all over Santa Barbara County with Steve Brown, her husband and co-publisher of Edible Santa Barbara.