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2004 WineMaker Label Contest Winners!

Grand Prize Label

LARAINE WILLKIE, Bellingham, WA

“The labels have evolved as the wine has. We are a family of fishermen and women and are fortunate enough to own property on three different rivers… hence the name, “Three Rivers,” on all of the labels.”

Prizes: Selection Estate Series Crushendo Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 18L wine kit from Winexpert, Inc.; 6-gallon Better-Bottle set-up from Bader Beer & Wine Supply; 50 lb. pail of Straight-A cleanser from Logic, Inc.

Gold Prize Label

BARBARA BENTLEY, Walnut Creek, CA

Barbara is the “official taster and labelmaker” for her husband Rex Johnston’s wines. Now, both the label and the wine have become winners, as Elephant Heart Plum also won “Best of Dessert” at the 2004 California State Fair.

Prizes: Yakima Valley Viognier 16L wine kit from Cellar Craft International; Gift certificate from Wine, Barley & Hops Homebrew Supply; Mosto Italiano Amarone 23L wine kit from Advintage Distribution

Silver Prize Label

MARTY BLAIR, Redwood City, CA

This award is the label’s second, as it also took “Best of Show” at the 2003 California State Fair. Marty has been making wine for five years. The label was designed by his wife Eileen Blair and her brother Tim Finnigan.
Prizes: Gift certificate from Grape and Granary; Mosto Italiano Frascatti 23L wine kit from Advintage Distribution

Bronze Prize Label

LAURIE SHELL, Benton, AR

This was Laurie’s first label creation, as part of a deal with her father David that netted her 24 bottles of the wine in exchange for the label.

Prize: Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel wine kit with
crushed grape pack from Cellar Craft International

Honorable Mention Labels

Brant Burgiss
Jamestown, NC
Prize: 0-32 °Brix Refractometer from
grapestompers.com

Stephen & Jamie Concannon

St. Helena, CA
Prize: Coupons for yeast from White Labs, Inc.

Roberta Clemmer

Westfield, IN
Prize: Gift certicate from Maltose Express

Dale Lilyhorn
Raymond, NE
Prize: 6-gallon Better-Bottle set-up from
Bader Beer & Wine Supply

Michael Muscardini

Sonoma, CA
Prize: Gift certificate from NFG Homebrew Supplies

Greg Gerow
Salt Lake City, UT
Prize: 6-gallon Better-Bottle set-up from
Bader Beer & Wine Supply

Brian G. Palazzolo

Aurora, IL
Prize: Insta-pull metal gear corkscrew from BrewCitySupplies.com

Raphy Singer

Beit Shemesh, Israel
Prize: Sweatshirt from White Labs, Inc.

Jack Anders

Richmond, VA
Prize: Coupons for yeast from White Labs, Inc.

Victoria Sharpe

College Station, TX
Prize: Hand-painted wine trivet from High Country Store

Stephan G. Peleck
LaSalle, Ontario
Prize: Set of 4th & Vine labels from
Woodstick Wines

Paul King

Towson, MD
Prize: Gift certificate from The Flying Barrel

Sheri Moore & Jason Weppel
Macungie, PA
Prize: Gift certificate from Wine & Beer

Michael Cooper
Sonoma, CA
Prize: 6-gallon Better-Bottle set-up from Bader Beer & Wine Supply

Jim Mirowski

San Carlos, CA
Prize: Messenger bag from White Labs, Inc.

Joseph Curcillo
Harrisburg, PA
Prize: Set of 4th & Vine labels from Woodstick Wines

Nanci Dubuque

La Grange, CA
Prize: Coupons for yeast from
White Labs, Inc.

Julie Riendeau & Daphne Derden

Dallas, TX
Prize: Gift certificate from High Gravity