The attached image contains some ideas we've kicked around. Our name is a combination of brix (the measurement of sugar content in grapes, represented in degrees, thus the symbol) and mark. The mark is symbolic of a few things: setting a high mark, a mark as in watermark, and eventually we hope to be a marketplace for grape sales. Don't let our ideas constrain you, but our current thinking has us partial to a typeface treatment or something very simple like you see in the drawings. PLEASE do show some creativity and don't be constrained by the ideas we've shown in the picture!!!
Our target market is well educated and generally well to do. They are sophisticated and appreciate the arts. We're thinking something that has an earthy feel to it without seeming hippie.
PLEASE, NO CLIPART!!! We want original design work only!
Here are a couple of websites that we like and will use as inspiration for our basic web design (should give you a sense of our "style"):
http://tinkeringmonkey.com - (we like the "countersunk effect of the emblem at the bottom of the page and the color scheme in general. This is the color scheme that we're likely to use)
http://lukedorny.com/ - we may use something like this also. we like the light green hue used on the site and the deep red of the type)