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2018 CrossHatch Texture wins “Best Illustration” in Edible Santa Barbara Magazine

Bottle of wine with barrels on image with wine glass
We are excited to announced the 2018 CrossHatch Texture won “Best Illustration” in Edible Santa Barbara‘s Wine Label Artwork Contest
Illustration by Thomas Van Stein.

Judges really appreciated the clever play on words that this beautiful drawing conveyed. They also complimented the appropriate use of the quill-style typeface and the distinctive deckled edge.

Owner and winemaker Ryan Carr said the labels were inspired by the antique winemaking equipment he and his dad have collected over the years. Local Santa Barbara artist Thomas Van Stein used the crosshatch technique to draw the image of the barrels. And the wine in this bottle is made using two of the most “textural” grape varietals: Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Spring 2022 Issue | Krista Harris

Many thanks to our judges: Harriet Eckstein, Jennifer LeMay and Michael Nicola.

[Bottle photo credit: Matt Dayka]