Results of the Label Design Awards 2023: Wine & Beer


Results of this year’s Label Design Awards for Wine, Beer and Spirits, proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel, with Avery Dennison, Kemtek|HP Indigo, and Synchron in a secondary capacity, have been announced.

 A selection of entrants in the 2023 Label Design Awards for Wine

An initiative begun in 2015 by, wine was the sole focus, to begin with, before beer was added in 2018 – many a winemaker said, “You can’t make good wine without good beer.” This year, there were 50 wine and 26 beer entries.

The big winners were: Lubanzi “Orange Is” 2022 by Pr$dnt Honey, which won the Grand Prix in Wine, and Mad Giant Extra Fresh Lager by Haumann & Smal Design Studio in Beer.

There were also two entries in Wine that won gold, namely Orpheus & The Raven Eternal 8 2022, as well as Orpheus & The Raven – Wines in a Series by Bravo Design.

In Beer, Bomb Squad Lager by Janneman won gold.

The People’s Choice, meanwhile, is determined by public vote conducted online. In Wine, this went to Cloudskraal Nieu Sauvignon Blanc 2023 by Studio Sebastian, and in Beer, to Bomb Squad Lager.

Bomb Squad Lager won gold in the 2023 Label Design Awards for Beer


Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. It covers everything to do with South African fine wine.

Christian Eedes is editor. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, he joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. He has completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.

Jacqueline Lahoud is Business Director. She has extensive media experience including being publisher of Getaway magazine and Show & Events Director at RamsayMedia. Now embracing digital media.

Foiling used to great effect on Le Beton wine labels

About Synchron

Synchron’s commitment to sponsoring these awards aligns with our strategic vision of influencing and shaping the industry landscape. We actively engage in the design scene to foster collaboration, ensuring we stay abreast of the latest trends and innovations. Our sponsorship reflects our dedication to providing guidance to designers, offering insights into colour selection, impactful effects, substrate considerations and optimal finishing technologies. At Synchron, we aim to support our clients comprehensively throughout the creative process, offering inspiration, ideas and technical expertise. Our growing partnership with Rotolabel underscores our joint commitment to empowering the industry and contributing to the success of local South African designers.

Soul of the Mountain wine labels use gold foiling for extra impact

Synchron is a family-run business with 55 years’ experience in enhancing brands.

We work closely with our preferred suppliers; we know exactly how their products perform, and they understand what we expect from their products. Hands-on service and consistent quality underpin every aspect of our day. We thrive on coming up with creative, tailor-made solutions that meet our client’s needs. Our headquarters are in Cape Town, and our branches in Johannesburg and Durban serve areas outside of the Western Cape.

The Synchron team are all equally passionate about offering technical expertise and sourcing innovative products to a variety of clients in a variety of sectors.

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