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Packaging Awards Propel Vendor, Winery to New Heights
2017 competition now open to wineries and suppliers 


Yountville, Calif.When packaging firm Quest Industries signed up to exhibit at the 2016 Wines & Vines Packaging Conference, a chain of events was set in motion that would eventually land the company’s work on a magazine cover and snag an employee two medals at a major wine competition.

Eager to participate in the Wine Packaging Awards associated with the annual conference, Quest staffers originally found themselves unsure of what wine to submit. According to rules for the contest, entries had to be for sale to the public and not just fantastical designs dreamed up by beverage industry vendors.

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Wine Packaging Awards Open for Entries
Early bird pricing available until April 30; new categories include product series, luxury and redesign 


San Rafael, Calif.The Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards are open for business.

As of Monday, Wines & Vines is now accepting entries for its third annual competition to choose the best and most innovative wine packages from around North America. Several categories were added this year to better reflect the diversity of the wine market.

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Unique Wines Earn Packaging Design Awards

Some interesting smaller California wineries won special awards during the third annualWines & Vines Packaging Conference last month in Yountville, California, but not for the quality of their wine. It was all about what contained the wine—the packaging.

 Jim Gordon, editor ofWines & Vinesmagazine that sponsored the awards, said, “One of the most interesting developments these days is the proliferation of different wine packaging types and designs. We decided to get a handle on that by starting the Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards a couple of years ago.”

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CaliforniaAgToday Radio 

CaliforniaAgToday Radio interviews Wines & Vines editor Jim Gordon
about the Wine Packaging Design Awards

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Winemakers ponder wine packaging

More than 450 winemakers and marketers flocked to the third annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville on Aug. 17 to learn how they can differentiate their products from the thousands of other wines on the market.

 They heard experts talk about trends in wine bottles and other packages, as well as labels, capsules and enclosures, and they also got to see diverse examples among the many suppliers who attended.

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Quest Wins 2016 Most Innovative Wine Packaging Award 
Panel of creative and design experts bestow award for best new innovation in design to the technology leader in wine and spirits bottle decorating. 


Napa, Calif.Quest, the leading bi-coastal bottle packaging company, was awarded the 2016 most innovative wine packaging award among a broad spectrum of diverse entries at this year's WINES & VINES Packaging Conference held here. The winning design was for "Mask Spray", a new technique created by Quest for Reed Vineyards,Lodi, California.

Judging criteria was based on technical innovation, functionality and marketability. Quest's entry was chosen because, "This is a breakthrough that allows the entire bottle to become a decorative canvas. This process enables more innovative design choices for wine makers, brand owners and designers to consider. There is virtually an endless combination of designs and colors to transform an ordinary bottle into a fully custom-made work of art."

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Wooden and Plastic Wine Packages Win  
Expanded award program rewards innovations and new brands  




Yountville, Calif.
Little-known California wineries are taking the lead with innovative packages that make them stand out. A judging panel (including this writer) for the Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards evaluated and rated more than 121 entries from wineries and suppliers. The panel chose its favorites in three categories, and the 50 top submissions were displayed at the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference on Aug. 17.

It was the second year of the packaging awards, and the number of entries quadrupled from the previous year. Attendees were encouraged to look them over and vote on their favorites. More than 200 did so, resulting in People’s Choice awards for Most Outstanding Package and Most Innovative Package.

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5 wine packaging designs win awards in Napa 




North Day Business Journal
Out of 135 vintner and supplier entries, five wine packaging designs convinced a panel of experts they have the eye candy and intrigue to convince consumers to give the brands a closer look.

A panel of five wine packaging design experts judged entries in the second Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards, and attendees of Wines & Vines' W&V Pack conference in Napa on Aug. 17 were invited to submit their picks.

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Wine Packaging Design Awards Expand  
North American wineries invited to enter their packages by July 15 


San Rafael, Calif.
The Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards are expanding this year, accepting entries from all interested North American wineries. Wine packages will be judged by a panel of wine and design industry professionals, and awards will be presented at the third annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference on Aug. 17.

The deadline for entries is July 15. In its first year, the awards included packages entered by wine industry suppliers who produced them for winery clients. This year the call for entries has expanded, and any winery or supplier may enter a package they have produced.

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