Cycle Gladiator, The most reognized wine label and a fabulous nod to Central Coast

The wine label is based on an 1895 poster that promoted Cycles Gladiator, a Paris bicycle company that flourished during the Belle Epoque golden age of cycling. The posters, designed by printer G. Massias, were inspired by the momentum of the women’s suffrage movement, which embraced bicycles as vehicles of emancipation and self-reliance, the Cycles Gladiator wine website says.

“I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel … the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood,” Susan B. Anthony said.