What a crazy 2020 it’s been. Over here at Terroir Consulting we’ve had a rocking busy year, supporting our wine/beverage clients. To commemorate the new year, we’re sharing some project stories and celebrating some of our clients’ successes… proving that even in difficult times, determined entrepreneurs can be innovative and adaptive.
Liquor Merchants Group Rebrand
It’s been an incredibly busy end of 2020 for Terroir Consulting‘s marketing arm. One of our most impactful projects is the social and web rebrand for the Liquor Merchants Group. Along with a few of our sub-contractors, we worked with boss lady and co-owner Leah Garras to articulate TBC Liquor Merchants (Lake Country) and Martin Street Liquor Merchants (Penticton) store brands, staging photo shoots, build a killer websites and programming TBC and Martin Street‘s fresh, sexy and locally-focussed social media campaigns.
If there ever was a year to stand out on the shelves, it would be 2020. The new labels we designed for Red Bird Estate Winerycould not have come at a better time, according to owners Shannon and Rémi Cardinal. The bird imagery by a local artist, with the font we created of Rémi’s handwriting, has been very successful with the Kootenay market. Seeing the labels at the local art gallery’s and tourist office, winery visitors have driven straight out to the Creston Valley winery, keeping them busy with their garagiste tasting room all summer.
Red Bird has also been working with Terroir Consulting’s hospitality and winemaking consultants to rev up their portfolio. Watch out for the launch of their first sparkling wine series, including traditional method bubbles, and even a piquette in 2021! All with new labels, of course.
It’s also been a whirlwind year for our research and development client Howling Moon Craft Cider.
After launching their direct-to-consumer program earlier this year, Kate and Nik Durisek are now offering regular community box shipments to craft cider lovers across Canada. Check out their steampunk-inspired website and order up some heritage apple cider for your friends!
SWBC: The Economic Benefits of Sustainability Certification
It was an exciting year for Sustainable Winegrowing BC (SWBC) as they officially launched their certification program for both wineries and vineyards. Terroir Consulting has been involved in a number of projects that have supported these efforts and we are excited to see how the program evolves as the first organizations become certified in 2021!
September saw the relaunch of our Master Tasting Class series, lead by the fabulous Rhys Pender, MW. Our spacious new venue in Kelowna is allowing us to sit more than 6 feet apart while savouring, chatting and learning all about wines of the world. (Our wine tasting classes are approved by the provincial health office as formal meetings.)
Our September intake was waitlisted, but there are still spots available in the winter (January-April 2021) if you would like to join us!