Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week it’s only just beginning to feel like autumn, yet we’re already tiring of rustic illustrations, earthy color palettes, and sweeping calligraphy. Instead, join us in toasting to the harvest season with contemporary wines featuring radical sources of inspiration, from maritime tattoos to rocks.

La Marimorena 2015, by Estudio Maba
We’ve seen what a tattoo artist can do with boozy packaging before, and here’s yet another example of how the hand-drawn medium can take labels to radical levels of spunk. One part grandpa’s-badass-sailor-tattoo, and one part crisp-and-colorful-contemporary-design, the final wine label overflows with attitude.
(Via The Dieline)

Llanos Negros, by Dailos Pérez
From the designer behind your favorite dreamy wine packaging comes this conceptual rendering of a vineyard, transformed into an otherworldly landscape via flowing magma-like watercolors. When overlaid with geometric patterns printed in a coppery shine, the result looks like a gorgeous console that would power some futuristic supercomputer.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Mosaico, by Blå Design
Occasionally while walking through New York City, you’ll be lucky enough to glimpse remnants of its history in neatly arranged mosaic floors, elegant even in their imperfect edges and scuffed surfaces. Finally there’s now a wine to match that deep sense of glee at discovering local gems—plus it satisfies our passion for old school typefaces and #FromWhereIStand inspiration.
(Via The Dieline)

Stoneboat, by Brandever
Bringing terroir to new levels, this bottle’s visual ode to its rocky vineyard is surprisingly elegant. Instead of unsightly dirt and run-of-the-mill rocks, this silkscreened patterns resembles marbled gems that give the packaging a sense of polished feel—like a smooth river rock—while still connected to its rough roots.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!