No, for the last time, you can’t taste the wine before you buy it. Wine labels have a tough responsibility: they have to convey all the nuanced sensations of painstakingly crafted wine flavors using only imagery and text—and the labels aren’t even that big.

That’s the challenge of a wine label designer, and some handle it better than others. Below, we list the ten best freelance designers with experience in wine labels, all available to hire now, to help you find your perfect pairing.

How to get the best wine label

Whether or not you’ve hired a freelance designer before, you can probably guess how the process goes. But what you may not know is that there are alternative methods for finding a designer besides simply browsing through names. If you’d like to see some custom samples made just for you before you decide, you might want to consider a design contest.

A design contest starts with you describing what you’re looking for in a quick brief. Designers from around the world then submit designs based on what your wrote, and you select the finalists you like best. After giving them feedback and allowing them to revise their submissions, you simply pick your favorite. If you’re still not sure how you want your wine label to look, a design contest can show you some different ideas to help inspire you.

Learn more about wine label design contests –>

However, you may know exactly what you want the design to look like already. In that case, take a glance at our list below and find the designer whose style fits your vision.

The 10 best freelance wine label designers to hire in 2019

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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
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    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • T-shirt
    • Brochure
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • PowerPoint template
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
  4. 4
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    • Product packaging
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
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    • Print or packaging design
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    • Other packaging or label
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    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Other design
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
  8. 8
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    • Other design
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    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Facebook cover
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Card or invitation
  9. 9
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    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • 3D
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    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • 3D
    • Business card
    • Poster
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • 3D
  12. 12
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    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  13. 13
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    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
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    • Logo design
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    • Other packaging or label
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Landing page design
    • Button or icon
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
  15. 15
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    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Sticker
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
  16. 16
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    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
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    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Tattoo
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
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    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Book cover
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Cup or mug
  18. 18
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Merchandise
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    • Other design
    • Web page design
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    • Other packaging or label
    • Other web or app design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Cup or mug
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brochure
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    • Product label
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    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Cup or mug
    • Typesetting
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Merchandise
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • 3D
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    • Other packaging or label
    • Other web or app design
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Merchandise
    • Signage
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
  22. 22
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    ( 25 )
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
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    • Stationery
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • 3D
    • WordPress theme design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
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    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Print or packaging design
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Merchandise
    • PowerPoint template
    • Button or icon
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Magazine cover
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    • Other art or illustration
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    • Product label
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    • Other design
    • Banner ad
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    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Signage
    • Email
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting
    • Merchandise
    • Facebook cover
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  28. 28
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • 3D
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card

How did we choose these as the top wine label designers?

We wouldn’t recommend just anyone to design your wine label. To arrive at the top ten designers above, we went through a meticulous evaluation of our best freelance designers, judging based on three main criteria:

1. Design quality

Elegant wine bottle design for Learning to Fly Vineyards
by Esteban T

Whenever a new designer joins 99designs, a reviewer from our team examines their portfolio and assesses their work according to conceptual thought, technical execution and their knowledge of design principles. From there, our staff categorizes the designer into one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Browsing through our designers, you can see each one’s level displayed on their portfolio page, so you know whether you’re dealing with a seasoned expert or a fresh upstart.

2. Wine label experience

More-so than other industries, wine label design relies on a familiarity with the product, not to mention a sensual appreciation for certain tastes and how to represent them graphically. With that in mind, we vetted each of the above designers based on their experience designing wine labels, considering both past successes in wine label design contests, as well as relevant client satisfaction.

3. Professionalism

You don’t just want a good designer, you also want a professional. In addition to design skill and wine label experience, we also double-checked that these designers communicate throughout the process, deliver on time and are generally good to work with. To ensure their professionalism, we reviewed past customer experiences and listed only those designers with excellent feedback.

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