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Making, trading and transporting wine

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Production, trade and transport of wine

If you make, trade or transport wine, or if you want to register as a wine producer or you want to register a specific local type of wine as Protected Designation of Origin, you have to apply to the Netherlands Enterprise AgencyExternal link (RVO) (Dutch).

Registration as producer and reporting

If you produce wine, you must be registered as such with RVO. You also report your wine harvest or your activities with regard to enrichment, sweetening or adjustment of acidity.

Registration local produce

You can apply for European protection of your quality wineExternal link. You have 2 options:

  • Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
  • Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)

Reporting wine stock

As a wine trader, you must report your stock annually (reference date: 31 July) to RVO. If you plan to transport wine or wine growing products, you will need to apply for the relevant transport documents to RVO.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency