wine bottle novelty for weddings
winery is located in Rising Sun, Ind.
Helen E. McKinney
(February 2013) You can say it with flowers, you
can say it with cake, you can say it with a card or you can shout it
from the rooftop. But the newest, trendiest way to say it is with a
Of all the countless ways a couple can announce their nuptials, printing
the information on the label of a wine bottle gives them a creative,
personal option that is uniquely their own.
wine bottle labels are becoming
popular for weddings,
Fiekerts Homestead Wines in Rising Sun, Ind., has
been printing custom wine bottle labels since its establishment. The
winery, located at 412 S. High St., is owned by Ken and Vicky Fiekert.
The winery operates out of their historic 101 year old home, which is
only a few short blocks from Main Street.
When we started the winery, we started printing custom labels
for the bottles, said Vicky Fiekert. It has since become a popular
idea for couples who are getting married to purchase the Fiekerts
wine and have a personalized custom-made label put on each bottle.
There are no hidden fees or costs. The only requirement is that you
purchase a case (12 bottles) of wine, said Fiekert. While there is no
venue at the winery to hold weddings, we had quite a few couples
buy wine from us last spring for weddings and for anniversaries,
The bride and groom are responsible for providing a photo of themselves,
which Fiekerts husband artistically transfers onto the label.
Hes the graphics person, she said.
The Fiekerts prefer to have a photograph emailed to them, and they have
a special printer in their home to create the labels. Engagement photos
work well also, said Fiekert.
The couple started Fiekerts Homestead Wines because my husband
and I had done wine for years, said Fiekert. We decided
to make it a business.
She said they produce a good, homemade product. It is unique because
we give it our own personal touch.
Each batch is hand crafted using the finest juices obtained from wine
regions around the world. These high quality juices ferment into excellent
smooth, low sulfide wines.
The wine is carefully monitored from the initial fermentation stage
to the final bottling of the product. Customers can choose dry, semi-sweet
or dessert wines from an extensive selection of red, white and specialty
The winery offers free wine tastings in a fun, casual atmosphere. Fiekert
said they recently held a wine tasting for a bridal party. The very
next day, they were able to pick up a case of wine with the bridal
partys picture on it from pictures that had been taken the previous
evening during the wine tasting, said Fiekert.
A complete package is offered to customers who choose to make their
own batch of wine. It includes bottles, corks, decorative foils and
custom labels. The entire process can be completed and ready to bottle
within six to eight weeks.
Fiekert said that as far as she knew, their winery was the only one
in the area that makes personalized, custom labels for its customers.
A visit to Fiekert Homestead Wines can provide a couple with the opportunity
to create a keepsake that will last a lifetime.
For more information, visit the Internet website
or call (812) 551-5122.
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