Sussex wine makes bid for protected status

5th March, 2015 by Lauren Eads

English wineries in Sussex are making a bid to the EU for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status – which could result in the region’s wines receiving the same protection as Champagne or Prosecco.

The Rathfinny Estate

In what would be a further boost to the thriving English wine industry, PDO status would allow producers to label their wines as Sussex wine guaranteeing a product’s authenticity and origin in the same way as Champagne.

Rathfinny is one winery involved in leading the campaign with Jamie Everett, its chief operating officer, confirming that the campaign is aimed at seeking a joint PDO for both sparkling and still wines across the county of Sussex – an area known for producing some of the UK’s best….

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One Response to “Sussex wine makes bid for protected status”

  1. Almost all English (and Welsh) Quality Still Wines and Quality Sparkling Wines already have PDO status and therefore the bid for a Sussex PDO will not change their status, other than to restrict their origin to the two counties of East and West Sussex.

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