Lemnos, an island renowned since antiquity for its viticulture, has until today, managed to produce wines of exceptional quality with its varieties, firstly “Limnio” and later “Muscat of Alexandria”. The privately owned Garalis winery, situated in the heart of the largest wine growing zone, produces and bottles these two premium varieties of wine, with the greatest devotion and artistry, from organically cultivated grapes.
Muscat of Alexandria. The idea behind the packaging design of “Muscat” white wine comes from the distinctive features of Lemnos with its low vines that are lashed by northeasterly gales. The colour gold was chosen for the grapes and the wind to emphasize their value and to stress the necessity of the combination of both.
One of the oldest references to the wine of Lemnos is in Homer Iliad (Book 7).
“And ships full many were at hand from Lemnos, bearing wine, sent forth by Jason’s son, Euneus, whom Hypsipyle bare to Jason, shepherd of the host.”
Limnio. The design concept of Limnio red wine was based on the shape of the typical traditional “gouves” of Lemnos. These were underground carved out rocks, used by vintners for the fermentation of must, and sealed with round slates. The colour gold was chosen here to highlight the value of the wine.
What makes this project unique is mainly the design coptept that focuses on the specifics of the winery and the entire island. Τhe eco paper texture quality and the shiny gold foil completes the overall aesthetic the product.
- Agency/Creative: Manos Siganos
- Article Title: Packaging Label Design for Garalis Muscat, Limnio Wines by Manos Siganos
- Organisation/Entity: Freelance
- Project Type: Packaging
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Greece
- Agency/Creative City: Tripoli
- Market Region: Global
- Project Deliverables: Packaging Design
- Format: Bottle
- Substrate: Glass Bottle
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: Wine, Wine Packaging, Lemnos, Greece, Muscat, Limnio
Creative Direction: Manos Siganos
Design: Manos Siganos
Photography: Thanassis Kaiafas
Label Print: Label Press