Wine Schemes Overview
Note: Guide to Applications updated 18/03/2020 - clarification re Sussex QWS, Appeals.
Applications for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for England and Wales, and for Quality Wine (QWS) for Sussex, must be made online via this website.
Applications can be made by the owner of the wine or by a third party (e.g. the winemaker) on their behalf. Applicants do not need to be members of Wines of Great Britain (WineGB), but all applicants must first register their details on this website.
Owners and their representatives are advised that the Applicant is legally responsible for all aspects of the application process, including payment, and that all correspondence and communications will be directly with the Applicant. No correspondence or communications will be entered into with any other party, whether they be the Owner, Winemaker or other interested person.
Summary terms and conditions relating to the application process, a link to Campden BRI standard terms and conditions for provision of analysis services and no-fault tasting, and provisions relating to the Data Protection Act are included in the Guide to Applications. All Applicants are required to have read and accepted these terms and conditions.
The Guide to Applications is available to download from the link on this page, along with details of the wine scheme rules for each of the schemes currently in force.
If you need further information or have any difficulties with the process you can contact the Wine Scheme Manager at [email protected].
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1. The Administration fee is non-refundable.
2. Any re-analysis requested for an appeal is chargeable at current rates.