Blackening and Waxing

Elevate Your Wine Showcase

We wax full and empty bottles in a variety of colors to enhance the presentation of our exquisite wines. Our meticulous waxing process ensures that every bottle is sealed with elegance and sophistication. Whether it's a deep burgundy, a vibrant gold, or a classic black, our range of colors adds a touch of luxury to each bottle. The wax not only serves as a sealant, preserving the wine's quality, but also creates a stunning visual appeal that is sure to impress wine enthusiasts. Experience the artistry and attention to detail in every waxed bottle. 

Bottle Blackening 

Bottle blackening is a wine marketing innovation and brilliant way to reduce costs and drive sales. Blackening is like a "trompe l'oeil" painting, it fools the eye into believing the bottle is actually full of wine. The process is done by adding a very dense black paint to the inside of the bottles thereby giving the illusion of it being full of wine.  The bottle can be etched, or screen printed with your winery logo and shipped for a fraction of the cost as the bottles are far lighter in weight. Our clients have displayed the blackened bottles in restaurants, wine cellars or trade shows without the worry of shelf life or damage to the wine. California Etching can blacken bottles of all sizes. 


Among many things, wax was first used to seal a King’s letter of great importance – it’s a regal touch that creates a great presentation. California Etching provides wax dipping for our winery clients when they want their bottles wax dipped by hand.

We use a no chip wax that can be blended into any color.  Our production team will then dip each bottle one - by - one.  The bottles will each have a unique wax application – no bottle will be the same.  The end result at the table will be a grand talking point and a lasting impression on the those who share your bottle.









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