Region of Origin
Definition - What does Region of Origin mean?
"Region of Origin" refers to a concept which includes a part of land or a country with specific characteristics of customs and culture, or often, because it is known for a specific geographical feature.
For wine, its region of origin refers to a wine's appellation that includes the year of its harvest, certain wine laws and classification, varietal and style.
WineFrog explains Region of Origin
"Region of Origin" can be printed on a wine label that refers to the indicated appellation or region where the wine's grapes are grown, where vinification takes place, further elaboration and sometimes bottling. In Europe, region of origin is specific to designated regions where wines are produced according to tradition and local regulations.
In other parts of the world, some regulations based on local wine laws and traditions are less strict, however, "region of origin" is still designated on the label and based on where the grapes of the wine are from, however, not always where the wine is made or bottled.