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Ashley S.
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How to name your wine business

Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your wine business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our wine business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.

  1. Good Grapes
  2. A World of Wines
  3. Velvet Vinos
  4. Silky Sips
  5. Fine Vines n’ Wines
  6. Utterly Uncorked
  7. Great Grapes
  8. Vintage Vinos
  9. Classy Corks
  10. The Grape Gurus
  1. Straight from the Vine
  2. We Worship Wine
  3. Grapes By the Glass
  4. Your Secret Wine Cellar
  5. The Queen o’ Vino
  6. Red White and Poured
  7. Time for Wine
  8. More to Pour
  9. Vinery Options
  10. That Wine Is Mine

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Four steps to naming your wine business

This four-step process will help you name your wine business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a wine business that conveys the allure of a truly great bottle of wine. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.

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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas

Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Grape”, “Vine” and “Vinery”, you can see that while these words can be related to Wine, they also suggest that you can expect a natural, healthy approach for this brand. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.

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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:

Good Grapes

A World of Wines

Velvet Vinos

Silky Sips

Fine Vines n’ Wines

Utterly Uncorked

Great Grapes

Vintage Vinos

Classy Corks

The Grape Gurus

Straight from the Vine

We Worship Wine

Grapes By the Glass

Your Secret Wine Cellar

The Queen o’ Vino

Red White and Poured

Time for Wine

More to Pour

Vinery Options

That Wine Is Mine

#2) Shortlist your ideas

Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.

Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:

  • Is the name simple and easy to remember?
  • Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
  • Is the name different from competitors?
  • Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
  • Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?

My Shortlist:

Utterly Uncorked

Straight from the Vine

We Worship Wine

That Wine Is Mine

 

Removed Ideas:

Good Grapes

A World of Wines

Velvet Vinos

Silky Sips

Fine Vines n’ Wines

Great Grapes

Vintage Vinos

Classy Corks

The Grape Gurus

Grapes By the Glass

Your Secret Wine Cellar

The Queen o’ Vino

Red White and Poured

Time for Wine

More to Pour

Vinery Options

#3) Get some feedback

You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great wine business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.

Be sure to ask questions like:

  • What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
  • How would you spell it?

With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?

My customer feedback:

Utterly Uncorked

This name suggests that the busness sells wines that are pretty much irrestistible.

Straight from the Vine

This name conveys the idea of fresh wines that arrive to the store directly from the vineyard.

We Worship Wine

This name lets us see that the people who own the business are genuine wine-lovers who believe in the quality of what they offer.

That Wine Is Mine

This name adds a humorous, rhyming touch but also suggests that the products are so good that people fight over them.

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#4) Check It’s available

At this point, it’s good to have at least three great wine business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.

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Competitor Name Analysis

To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful wine businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.

Barefoot Wine Logo

Great Wall is one of the most prominent wine companies in the world as fine as production volume goes carries a name indicative of its origin. Great Wall is a Chinese wine company and it is named after the Great Wall of China.

Concha Y Toro Logo

Concha y Toro is one of the biggest Latin American wine producers has a name that literally means Shell and Bull. The name is indicative of the heritage of the founding family. The wine company was set up by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro. He was the marquis of Casa Concha. Thus, while many don’t have an idea about it, the name of the company is simply derived from the family name of its founder.

Barefoot Wine Logo

Barefoot Wine’s story has it that the founder of the company, Davis Bynum, originally had to crush the grapes barefoot in his garage to make wine. His first wine was Barefoot Bynum Burgundy and the popularity of the brand grew from there.

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5 Tips for naming your wine business

The ideal business name should be simple, memorable and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.

1. Do a Competitor Analysis

Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:

  • What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
  • Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
  • Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?

2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.

A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused wine terms like bottle, glass or alcohol. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.

Let’s take for example a real wine business named “Vintage Cellars Wynyard”.

This name gives us the idea of a long-standing, reliable business thanks to the  use of the word vintage and the spelling of wynyard. Upon reading the name, we can easily imagine an atmoshperic wine cellar with a fantastic range of traditionally produced bottles of wine for us to choose from.

3. How to make a more memorable name

Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:

  • Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Wine World, Velvet Vinos )
  • Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Vino – this is the Spanish translation of the word wine but most wine-lovers will know what it means)
  • Keep it short and simple.

4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name

Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable wine business names could be:

  • VaVaVino
  • Vinewine
  • Winerymagic

You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com

5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.

Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Magic Grapes and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Magik Grapes, Grapes By Magic or Magical Grapes.

You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.

Wine business name ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of Wine related words you could use in your business name. Below is a list of trending, descriptive and action words that are often related to wine.

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Trending Words

Here are the top trending words used in Wine company names.

Bar

Cellars

Crush

Exclusive

Fine

Heritage

Mart

Press

Room

Shop

Tasting

Urban

Vintage

Winery

World

How Wine is often described

(“______ Wine”)

Example Wine company names using these related descriptive words ‘Red Red Wine Cellar’ and ‘The Fine Winery’.3

red

white

good

new

more

port

little

old

sweet

much

dry

fine

best

excellent

french

strong

cheap

sour

palm

light

Combine Words

We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Wine company names.

Cellarbration (Cellar + Celebrate)
Heritaged (Heritage + Aged)
WineHop (Wine + Shop)
WineWorld

Wine in Foreign Languages

Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.

Latin: Vinum

French: Du Vin

Italian: Vino

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