CF Napa simplified and refreshed the Etude wordmark script for a more elegant expression of the brand name. Modern fonts, type stacks, and a subtly sophisticated color palette were utilized to give the label a more clean, contemporary sensibility. Color, technical nomenclature, and label hierarchy varied between tiers and created cues that allowed for greater differentiation and respective increases in price perception. Typography elements were debossed for a letterpressed effect and textural interest. A thin double border provided the finishing touch and a call back to the previous packaging. Toothy, creamy paper stock was used as a foundational way to give the brand an elevated, luxurious feel.
A pioneer in the Carneros AVA known for their exceptional wines, Etude’s packaging redesign kicked off with their flagship wine, Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir. This core product’s package needed to reflect the high quality of the wine while providing a design foundation off which the other tiers could build, always allowing for clear differentiation between offerings.