The wine designations

Under the aspect of origin, the new EU wine law differentiates fundamentally between wines with and without geographical indication.

Wine with protected geographical indication

A picture shows the logo of PGI

(German g.g.A.: English PGI=Protected Geografical Indication; French IGP = Indication Géographique Protégée; Italian IGP = Indicazione Geografica Protetta).

Wine with protected designation of origin

A picture shows the logo of PDO

(German g.U.: English PDO=Protected Designation of Origin, French AOP=Appellation d'Origine Protégée, Italian Denominazione di Origine Protetta). Protected designation of origin and protected geographical indication are established and confirmed by the member countries and reported to Brussels. They are, therefore, guaranteed also by EU law.