This year, HKS was invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Wine & Design Fundraiser for The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation. HKS, along with numerous Interior Design and Architectural Firms throughout Orange County, California were asked to submit two wine label designs that demonstrated the message of breast cancer awareness, while incorporating the event theme of: Vintage Hollywood. The winner of the wine label design would be granted the opportunity to have their winning label on either a white or red bottle of Russian River Vineyards wine for one year. The HKS team was thrilled to be able to contribute to and be a part of such a meaningful cause. In a collaborative effort, the team managed to produce a unique and creative label. Cindy Finamore hand drew images of both Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, with the intention of displaying two influential Hollywood actresses who stand not only as a representation of old Hollywood glamour, but also the modern woman. Julie Kurdyla helped design the graphics of the label to complete our design and final submission.
The final labels were submitted on August 1st. By September 26th, HKS was notified that they were one of two winners for the white wine label design. On the night of September 27th, the Wine & Design event took place at South Coast Collection shopping center in Costa Mesa. The event consisted of a night of celebration with the winners (HKS, Taylor, Boulder Architects, and Ware Malcomb), contestants, and industry professionals. There were a total of 24 wine label submissions from various design firms. They were judged by famous designer, Patty Madden, as well as the owners of Russian River Vineyards. The judges chose a total of four wine label winners (two white and two red). Though HKS is a wine label winner, there is still a second part to the competition: which label can sell the most bottles of Russian River Vineyards wine.
Thus, we are pleased to announce the release of an HKS designed wine label for Russian River Vineyard’s, Sauvignon Blanc. For each bottle purchased, Russian River Vineyards will give back 20% to The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation. Please help us support HKS team spirit, while contributing to an exceptional cause for awareness.
Our bottle can be purchased for $25.00 on the Russian River Vineyards website: http://store.russianrivervineyards.com/storefront.aspx.