Described as a beautiful label, the Trinity Hill L’Eritage Gimblet Gravels wine label beat a record number of entries this year to take out best in category for Labels, at the Pride In Print awards.
Pride In Print organisers received 162 labels in this year’s awards, nearly double the number from last year. Labels covered everything from wine to food and luxury goods packaging.
Judge Tony Wheeler said that many carried a very high level of embellishment of varnishes, foils, coatings, embossings and textures and the quality of many of them had set a new benchmark. There were many more offset labels entered this year, but the winning one was printed on a digital press.
The Trinity label had a sculptured emboss and silver foil embellishment, which would have presented a high degree of difficulty and made it stand out from the rest. It was printed and entered by Multi-Color New Zealand.
“We had a lot of labels to judge but this one stood out. It looks simple but it’s very high quality,” said Judge Gary Gibbon who went on to explain that all the judges thought it was a spectacular label and awarding it best in the category was a unanimous decision.
Its special feature was the embossing of the foil and print which was done in two processes, with the latter being difficult to do on a reel to reel press.
“We estimated the degree of difficulty to be a nine out of 10 to get the foil into the register and there were absolutely no blemishes in the print.”
The label was printed on an HP Indigo.
Award-winning Trinity Hill winery is one of the pioneering wineries located in Hawkes Bay’s Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district on the former bed of the Ngaruroro River. It covers 38 hectares and produces a variety of wines.
Trinity Hill L’Eritage Gimblett Gravels Syrah is a wine sourced from three different sites on its property, with vines thought to originate from cuttings brought to New Zealand from France by James Busby in the mid-1830s. The vintage is named ‘Eritage’ taken from an old French noun for ‘heritage’ which is fitting given the history of the original plants.