Hidden Valley Farm has planted 4000 olive trees, a decision which was driven by intuition and passion for the tree and the versatility of its fruits. The fertile soils on the Hidden Valley Farm made a perfect home for these trees and they grew vigorously. A fusion of table and oil varieties now make up the beautiful silver textured environment around the impressive stone wall of the wine cellar. The Olive processing at Hidden Valley includes oil, table olives and Tapenade of very high quality. It is with excitement that we are currently exploring the many alternative and interesting products that an olive can be turned into.
Nested in the Swartberg Mountains lays the small secluded Matjes Valley through which the Gamka River runs. The valley with its luscious microclimate, is the home of this boutique olive oil. Produced in small volumes on the Family Farm is very specific flavour and aroma characteristics is the result of the unique terrior and the olive cultivars.
A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, Rianie worked vintage in Burgundy in 1996 and in St Emilion, Bordeaux in 1998 to further her winemaking skills. She has travelled extensively in Europe, America and Australia in her ongoing pursuit of excellence and to gain a greater understanding of terroir and its relationship to great wine. Rianie has judged extensively in various South African wine shows and is passionate about 'improving the breed' of South African wine and seeing it achieve its full potential on the world stage.
Never known to be a traditionalist, and sometimes described as something of a viticultural maverick, Paul Wallace has been making his own Malbec from bought in grapes since 2004. What started as a "fun project" to keep his friends in wine, has developed something of a reputation and following. His maiden vintage, the Paul Wallace Malbec 2004, received a 4 star rating in John Platter and was awarded a Silver Medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2006. The 2005 and 2006 Vintages also both received a four star Platter rating. The 2008 vintage boasts the new label designed by G2 Design.
The Joubert brothers date this in a 100-litre French oak barrel Jaubert Muscat d’Alexandrie from 1800. Just twelve 250-ml bottles of this incredibly rare and ancient Muscat d’Alexandrie are released. G2Design had the previlage to design a label match this legend of a wine. The 1800 Jaubert Muscat d’Alexandries cored a 99 out of 100 in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
G2 DESIGN WINS GOLD AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRIT DESIGN AWARDS LONDON, UK: Our packaging design for the Lourensford Honey Liqueur was chosen by a panel of 10 judges, out of 200 entries, to be a Gold Medal and overall Liqueur Category winner. These awards honour the best design in the international alcoholic beverages industry and entries are judged by industry specialists, on their impact, appeal to their target market, shelf presence and fulfilment of the design brief
G2Design offers a fresh and creative approach to packaging and label design. We have received international awards and recognition for our packaging design, and it is our passion to maintain an innovative standard in this industry.
We believe in strong branding and creating unique identities for each product we design. The attraction of a consumer to well designed packaging often influences the purchase of one brand over another. Our illustration forms an integral part of all our food and beverage label designs. As we are situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, it is our inspiration and responsibility to take wine label design to new heights.
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G2Design as a top creative services agency, offers excellent design and marketing related services both in print and online. Our wide range of applications include corporate identity, print marketing collateral, website design and development, investor relations materials, electronic communications and print management.Read More...
Our extensive client base ranges from small start-up businesses with limited budgets, to large corporates with complex communication requirements. We welcome the diversity that each client brings and we enjoy sharing our unique G2Design atmosphere.Read More...