Article

2022 Label Contest Winners

When gifting a bottle of your homemade wine, nothing shows the recipient how much care went into the contents inside the bottle than the appearance on the outside. For that reason, we have put a value on the design of your homemade labels for the past 22 years with our annual Amateur Label Contest. Each year, the staff at WineMaker gather and debate the merits of whimsical vs. serious labels, colors schemes, fonts, imagery, the weight original artwork should hold, and anything else that a label brings to mind. This year’s contest was full of debate, with top honors going to blueberry mosaic of a loved pet narrowly beating out other crowd favorites. Following are our favorite labels from the hundreds submitted. 

Lastly, a huge thank you to our sponsors who support this annual contest by donating fantastic home winemaking prizes!

GRAND

Eric Rosenfeld
Scottsdale, Arizona

GOLD

Gabe Collins
Loveland, Ohio

SILVER

Laraine Willkie
Bellingham, Washington

BRONZE

Alen Radoševic
Romania

READER’S CHOICE

Penny Walker
San Diego, California

HONERABLE MENTION

Daniel & Annemieke Howsepian 
Lafayette, California
Dean Scott
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Fabiola Granados
Mexico City, Mexico
Jorge Krapavickas
Corrientes, Argentina
Kevin Delson
Woodland Hills, California
Kevin Hart
Orlando, Florida
Louis Jones
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Brenda Paul
Oak Harbor, Washington
Mary Haehl
East Wenatchee, Washington
Melissa Moseley
Los Olivos, California

Merrick Mouton
Lafayette, Louisiana
Nikki & Timothy Compton
Ridgeway, Virginia
Patty Torres
Ranchita, California
Robert Outenreath
San Rafael, California
Shanie Mattox
Woodstock, Georgia

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Andrea DiVecchio
Shorewood, Illinois
Michaell Connor
Coventry, Connecticut
Hank Armstrong
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Hossein Zangeneh
Iran
Jay Jagodinski
DePere, Wisconsin
Joseph Daniel
Sonoma, California
Kenneth Mann
Grafton Township, Ohio
Risa Wyatt
Sonoma, California
Ronald Maddress
Bakersfield, California