Fernwood Wine Label Development

Design & Relationship

15 years and 25 wine label designs.

An agency of one.

Kathy was welcoming new clients to her budding design company.

Matt needed wine labels – beautiful, meaningful and functional.

“We formed a friendship based on necessity that has grown into a dynamic partnering of minds and networks.” – Kathy Schipper




Fernwood Cellars is the vineyard and event center of vintner Matt Oetinger, vineyard owner and entrepreneur. On the cusp of launching the first marketing campaign for his new winery, Matt reached out to Kathy to create personalized marketing collateral for the Fernwood brand. For the last 15 years, Matt has called on the Schipper Design team for various Fernwood wine labels, on-site photography, and custom design direction.

It’s a relationship of mutual respect and trust that has served both parties well. As Matt forges new wineries for local clients, he commissions custom wine labels from Schipper. As we grow deeper connections with our local clients, unveiling their needs, we send amateur vintners and wine enthusiasts Matt’s way so they can benefit from his Fernwood wine club memberships, tasting rooms and private event services.

Work is necessary and designing is fun, but strong relationships like that of ours and Matt’s are a true joy.


If you could use some assistance with refreshing your brand or spicing up your marketing materials, Schipper is ready to help! Email us to set up a free consultation for your project needs.

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