International Standard for the Labelling of Wines

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The country of origin

2.5                      The country of origin

In international exchanges, the official or usual name of country of origin must be mentioned when the product comes from grapes harvested and vinified in this country.

The use of a name of a State such as provided for above is dependent on the agreement of this State:

  • when the wine is vinified in a country different to that in which the grapes were harvested,
  • when the wine is a result of a blend of wines from different countries.