Wine Export

Definition - What does Wine Export mean?

A wine export is any wine which leaves its origin and is sent to another country. It is required that all wine labels include their place of origin. The receiving country will have an import organization to receive the wine which will then go through certain examination and approval . This is different for each country.

WineFrog explains Wine Export

Many wine making regions and countries choose to export their wines in order to broaden their market. If the demand is high, wine estates have the potential to make more profit on wines sold outside of their local area. An export manager or brand manager may take care of this side of the winery's business.

In order for a winery to make a wine export, they must meet certain labeling requirements. These requirements vary depending on where the wine is being exported. Having the correct information on the labels help to get wine through customs much more efficiently.

For example:

  • For Australia, it is required to include a voluntary pregnancy warning label. The vintage, geographical indication and blending details must also be listed.
  • Wines entering the US must be approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, including a pregnancy warning, percentage of alcohol, any organic claims, explanation of origin and variety or blend, and the company who is in charge of receiving the wine (import).
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