One of our big initial decisions was our logo design. With Star of Texas Winery as our name, the logo had to have a Texas feel. For years Texas could not produce enough grapes for all the Texas wineries to make wine. Many Texas wineries had to buy grapes from other states, mainly California. Production of Texas grown grapes are growing every year! There are some big initiates, like Texas Wine Revolution, that promote Texas grown wines.
After walking around our property and seeing all the various items on it, we realized our design theme would be a rustic Texas look. We plan to repurpose wood and tin on the property to finish out the tasting room. We want to use some of the other items as decorations.
Our color choice for the logo are the colors of the Texas flag, red, white & blue. Our oldest son was born on the 4th of July, so red, white and blue have been a mainstay with our family!
The final element we thought might tie the logo together would be to incorporate barbed wire. As we walked our property, we quickly noticed there were barbed wire fences everywhere. It’s iconic and we’ll have some hanging in the tasting room for sure.
This is the criteria we sent to our designer. From his first conceptual drawing, he almost nailed it. His inclusion of a wine glass swirl in the middle of the Lone Star was the perfect touch! We showed some different versions to our family and friends and this was the favorite by far. We love it!
Texas flag facts:
- Known as the Lone Star Flag
- The Texas flag’s designer is unknown
- Is rectangular with a width to length ratio of two to three
- Lone Star represents all of Texas and stands for our unity as one for God, State, and Country
- The state flag is the 1839 national flag of the Republic of Texas
- The colors of the Texas flag are the same colors used in the United States flag
- The symbolism of the colors: blue stands for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery