The next generation of Washington Wine! Trailblazers in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge wine region, Cor Cellars hard work and diligence in winemaking has really payed off! Working with Cor since 2012, I have had the pleasure of branding some equally spectacular wines for them.
I worked with COR Cellars providing branding, packaging design, illustration, information design, environmental design, product color iteration, TTB/COLA regulation adherence, and pre-press expertise.
Designed to commemorate the deep history of trailblazing in the Columbia River Gorge and in Washington, This map was designed to evoke the past while pointing towards the future.
True North. Designed to celebrate Tempranillo's arrival to Washington, it's long history matched with the incomparable growing conditions on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
Originally created as a celebration of their Daughter, Liv, Ago was meant to evoke a sweet wistfulness of time passing and the remembrance of embracing what is now. design based upon
The extended Ago Series builds out. As eloquently stated by COR Cellars: "They celebrate our neighborhood vineyards and mirror the energy and youthful vibrance of the Gorge. We hope they spark a sense of adventure and represent the active geology and weather of our region."
COR Cellars is situated on historic Old Hwy 8, in Lyle Washington. This series is an ode to that history, the surrounding folding and undulating geology and the river that cuts through it. COR Cellars approached me about using one of my well known art photographs for this series. We worked together to design and stylize it to evoke that sense of history as well as colorize the sign, differentiating them Green for the Red and Blue for the White.
A bottle wrap that is uniquely COR Cellars. made to double as both a holiday and gift wrap, this wrap takes Malbec and Cabernet label, an ode to the history of WA Wine and Place and expands it as a way to find the winery.
When COR cellars approached me to design thier new winery signage, they made it clear that they wanted to maintain the feeling of their old "unpretentious" sign, but really call out to those going 50 mph down Old Hwy 8. After many iterations, COR chose this direction with the red logo on white and a modular hanging system to be able to indicate at a glance if open and if open to the public. We worked with Custom Wooden Signs in Portland to give the sign just the right sandblasted-textured relief and hand painted to COR's colors.
Front of the COR Cellars Wine Club Brochure. I worked with COR to understand their Wine Club clientele so that I could design a document that would make it easy and enriching to sign up
Back of the COR Cellars Wine Club Brochure. I had particular fun creating/testing a form that would be slightly different, yet clearly guiding the audience to provide the exact information needed.