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How to Make Wine Bottle Labels

Tips for creating custom wine bottle labels

Learn how to make custom wine labels with this quick and easy tutorial. Discover how to remove retail wine bottle labels, design personalized bottle labels, and print/apply your creation.

1. Remove Retail Labels

Soak your wine bottle in water to losen the adhesive. You can use just water or a water + soap/detergent mixture. Let sit for 5-15 minutes then scrub off any remaining residue and dry your bottle.

Check out our article, How To Remove Labels & Sticker Residue, for more label removal methods.

2. Determine Your Label Size

Download our printable ruler and measure your wine bottle vertically and horizontally to gather the dimensions.

Type your dimensions into our Shop By Label Size page or search for similar sizes among of our list of popular wine bottle label sizes.

Find additional tips and support within our printable ruler tutorial.

3. Select A Label Material

If you're labeling white wine, you may want to consider any of our waterproof label materials. Since white wine is typically placed in a refrigerator, cooler, or ice bucket, your label will need to stand up to cold and wet conditions.

If you're labeling red wine, you don't necessarily need to limit your options. Shop our full line of label materials including metallic labels.

Read our material selection tips for an in-depth analysis of our material types.

4. Design Your Label

Choose from hundreds of label templates to get started. Browse blank and pre-designed options via the links below and take advantage of Maestro Label Designer to effortlessly design and print your wine bottle labels.

5. Apply Your Label

Set the wine bottle label in your lap and peel your label off the sheet. Begin by applying the center of the label and work your way out toward the edges.

Catch our full label application instructions and repeat the process as needed.




Find more helpful tutorials in our Label Learning Center. You can also view the instructions from this article in the video below.

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