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Start seeing it: Winegrowers select logo design

Competition won by Cynthia Henchell of Lyle

It is simple, graphically depicts the Columbia River, includes grapes and is pleasing to the eyes. The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association is happy to announce the selection of the Association logo.

"We received a lot of great submissions from local artists. After much hemming and hawing, the association is excited to begin using this work to stamp out wines of the Gorge," said marketing coordinator intern Kate Dugan.

The winner of the logo design is Cynthia Henchell of Cascadia Graphics in Lyle. Henchell has done design work for many Gorge companies, including Explore the Gorge, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center and Skamania County Economic Development Council.

"I wanted the logo to emphasize the unique visual impression of the Gorge which would set this apart from other winegrowing regions," said Henchell.

The logo design contest received more than 30 submissions from more than 15 local artists.

The logo is an image of the river down the Gorge with a bunch of grapes in the corner. This logo will be used locally and out of the area to promote the wines and grapes of the Gorge. Look for it to pop up as you purchase Columbia Gorge wines!

The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association is a three year old nonprofit group of local wineries and grapegrowers. In July, 2004, the Columbia Gorge became a federally-recognized winegrape-growing region, increasing the recognition of the wines produced in this area. Together, the 40 members of the association promote the grapes and wines of the Columbia Gorge.


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