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Making, trading and transporting wine

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

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 (, in Dutch).

Registration as producer and reporting

If you produce wine, you must be registered as such with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. 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 traderExternal link, you must report your stock annually (reference date: 31 July) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. 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, RVO