Screen Printing

Canard Vineyard: Cuvée des Cendres

Behind The Bottle

Canard Vineyard lost all Napa Valley estate wines in the 2020 Glass Fire, including their much beloved Coucher de Soleil Estate Rosé. Managing Director, Adam Fox, asked us to help design a rosé label honoring those who lost so much in the devastating 2020 fire season in Napa and Sonoma County. In a true multi-AVA collaboration, their French-trained winemaker got to work and sourced some beautiful high-altitude Grenache from Paso Robles, CA and made the wine in Sonoma, CA.

Cuvée des Cendres (“from the ashes”) represents the unwavering resolve of the California farmers, vintners and winemakers who have faced so many devastating fires over the last few years. Canard is French for duck, and it was only fitting to design a duck rising from the ashes.

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Let’s Get Technical

Designing on flint (clear) bottles is extremely different from working on traditional antique green glass because colors appear and behave in a different fashion on each surface. Although it often comes with its challenges, our Art Director Eric knows how to use transparency of the bottle to its advantage. When considering color selections for Canard’s Rosé, Eric kept in mind how the inks would likely react when overlaid creating various effects in this spectacular design.

Original sketch by Eric Sabee

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