BRANDING & IDENTITY: Signaterra Wine

Signaterra, a sustainably produced premium wine brand — brand concept & strategy, naming, identity & logo design, package design, website design.

Signaterra by Benziger
Product concept & naming / brand concept & strategy / identity design / package design
The Signaterra brand was developed to showcase Benziger Family Winery's new premium range of single-vineyard, sustainably produced wines. The name Signaterra means Signature of the Earth, which is what the winemakers strive to express in every wine.

The Signaterra brandmark represents not only the signature of the Earth, but also the balancing of the three forces of Earth (vineyard), Nature (vintage), and Man (winemaker) in every bottle. Dubbed the 'Earthsign,' it was inspired and informed by a wide variety of symbological traditions, from Native American pictograms and Neolithic carvings to the I Ching and Taoist philosophy.
Signaterra's label expresses the unique character of the wines, placing special emphasis on the bold clarity and complex yet vivid palate that results from sustainable grape growing practices.

Printing the label on uncoated, post-consumer recycled stock presented a challenge: namely, how to achieve the rich, saturated reds of the Earthsign on paper that, unlike less eco-friendly options, doesn’t support intense color very well. After some complicated tinkering in consultation with the printer (all trade secrets of course . . . suffice it to say there’s not a single drop of red ink involved), the label has become a favorite of sommeliers and restaurateurs — and it gets people to give Signaterra a try.
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