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Jordan Wine Bottle Poster Contest: Bring the Le Tour de Melchior to Life

The winning poster from the Jordan Winery Le Tour De Melchior 2016 on display at a restaurant

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon in 2016, Jordan Winery produced 18-liter Melchior wine bottles for the first time. This month, we are launching our first poster contest in 2018, seeking an artist to help create artwork for a limited-edition poster that will commemorate the next release of this rare wine from the 2014 vintage.

The Jordan Melchior debuts annually with a special offering of the newest vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautifully etched, numbered and painted by hand, only eight of these 18-liter wine bottles are produced for sale each year. We hope their impressive size and past Le Tour de Melchior poster artwork inspires exciting poster contest entries in 2018. The winning art submission will be printed and featured at each restaurant event around the country, as well as at the winery’s annual Christmas at Jordan event.

2018 Poster Contest Submission Information:

Submissions should incorporate the Melchior wine bottle and portray the scale of the bottle. View images of the 750mL bottle versus the 18L bottle. Digitally designed artwork is requested; unfortunately original paintings cannot be accepted. As a French-inspired wine brand, submissions should also be more art nouveau in style. Submit an electronic copy of your contest submission by July 13, 2018, to be considered for this event. Please also submit an abstract that concisely describes your work in 100-200 words in length.

All Jordan wine poster contest entrants must 21 years of age or older.

Review the guidelines for the competition. Entries that do not follow the guidelines may be disqualified from the competition.

Poster Contest 2018, Jordan Wine Bottle Artwork
The 2017 Jordan Le Tour de Melchior commemorative poster art.

Design Guidelines:

  • Art is to be the original work of the entrant; lettering may be original or come from any kind of art service.
  • The artwork must be in a finished electronic file format (.ai, .tiff or .eps) and at least 300 dpi.
  • The printed poster will include the following information:
    Le Tour de Melchior
    2014 vintage (2014 portrayed on the bottle suffices)
    Jordan logo (high-resolution version)
  • Poster size is 24 x 36 inches
  • Artists retain all rights to the design with the winner signing a written agreement granting exclusivity of the design to Jordan Vineyard & Winery.
  • The second through fourth runners-up may be contacted in the future for permission to use their designs in social media promotions with compensation.
  • The second through fourth runners-up will be notified if their design has been selected as a finalist for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Le Tour de Melchior poster designs. If selected, each artist will receive $1,000 during the calendar year the poster is produced.

Submission Instructions:

Register for the art contest and submit your poster design. Submissions will be accepted via Google Form through July 13, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST. For questions about your submission, please contact Nicole at nwells (at) jordanwinery (dot) com.


Wine Posters, Jordan Winery 18 Liter Bottle Poster Contest 2018
Poster artwork from the inaugural Jordan 18 Liter Melchior wine bottle release in 2016.

Judging takes place July 25-27, 2018, and will be conducted by a selected panel of employees from Jordan Vineyard & Winery. The art contest winner will be announced August 9, 2018, via the email provided. Submissions will be prepared and will be judged on a 100-point scale as follows:

  • Creativity (50 points)
  • Composition (25 points)
  • Artistic Quality (25 points)


  • July 13, 2018 – Poster art submission deadline
  • July 25-27, 2018 – Posters judged by selected panel
  • August 9, 2018 – Announcement of winner


The first place winner receives a $1,000 cash prize.
The second through fourth runners-up will receive a gift.

Good luck to all the artists. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.


poster art contests 2018 flyer

Erin Larsen

Can you tell me a little bit about the wine itself? The characteristics of it?


Lisa Mattson

Hello Erin,

Comprehensive tasting notes and more information regarding the 2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon can be found on our website here: https://www.jordanwinery.com/wines/alexander-valley-cabernet-sauvignon/vintages

Thank you!

Sierra Fry

Hello! The description reads, “Digitally designed artwork is requested; unfortunately original paintings cannot be accepted.” Could a digital painting (Created in Photoshop) be entered into the contest, or would you prefer vector art (the medium of previous submissions)? Thank you!

Lisa Mattson

Hello Sierra,

You could certainly enter a digital painting into the contest. We simply cannot accept a physical poster.

Thank you!


Are you able to upload a Jordan logo high quality, with a transparent background?

Lisa Mattson

Hi Tyler,

I have added a .tif file linked as “high-resolution version” in the body copy. The file will automatically download.


Michael O'Connell

I’m curious about the image of the women featured in the past posters. I’ve been doing some online research about your winery and was just wondering if that figure is important or was just an artistic choice.

Lisa Mattson

Hi Michael,

An artistic choice, thanks for asking!


about your contest in designcontests.com, Why a winner has not been selected yet ! In fact, I hope to win this money, it will solve all my current problems.
thank you

Lisa Mattson

Hi there, we announced the winners on our facebook page two weeks ago.


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Videographer, photographer, writer and publicist. Find me on weekends trying to capture footage of the elusive Jordan Estate jack rabbits and turkeys.

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