Great Western Geographical Indication

Great Western (sub region)

The textual description is the legal definition.

The Australian Geographical Indication Great Western was entered in the Register of Protected Names on 5 April 2007 in response to a direction from Wine Australia pursuant to section 40ZD of the WAC Act.

The use of Great Western is subject to Conditions of Use determined by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation pursuant to subsection 8(2)(aa) of the WAC Act. The Conditions of Use were entered in the Register of Protected Names on 5 April 2007 in response to a direction from Wine Australia pursuant to section 40ZD of the WAC Act.

Conditions of use:

Pursuant to section 8(2)(aa) of the Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980 (the WAC Act), by resolution dated 20 February 2007 Wine Australia determined that the following registered conditions are applicable to the Great Western registered geographical indication (the GI). The requirement to comply with these conditions when the GI is used in the description and presentation of wine is set out in section 40G of the WAC Act and is in addition to the requirement to fully comply with the WAC Act, with the Wine Australia Corporation Regulations 1981 and with any other relevant legislation.

1. When used in the description and presentation of wine by any person other than Best's Wines Pty Ltd ABN 41 004 166 189 or its successors in title (Best's) or Southcorp Ltd ABN 80 007 722 643, any of its subsidiaries or their successors in title (Southcorp), the GI may only be used as follows:

a) as a geographical indication, not a trade mark;
b) except for bulk wine or cleanskin wine, in conjunction with a brand name;
c) in a manner that is less conspicuous (such as in colour or typestyle) than the brand name;
d) in a font size no greater than fifty per cent (50%) of the average font size of the letters in the biggest word in the brand name; and
e) for bulk wine or cleanskin wine, only as part of the phrase "from the Great Western region".

2. When used in the description and presentation of wine by Best's, the GI may only be used as follows:

a) in accordance with condition 1 above; or
b) in accordance with Best's existing trade mark rights (including trade mark registration number 5067 and Best's common law trade mark rights) (Best's Marks); or
c) In accordance with a mark substantially identical or deceptively similar to a Best's Mark, provided that:
(i) the GI is no more conspicuous, relative to the brand name, than it is in the Best's Mark; and
(ii) the GI is of no greater font size, relative to the brand name, than it is in the Best's Mark.

3. When used in the description and presentation of wine by Southcorp, the GI may only be used as follows:

a) in accordance with condition 1 above; or
b) in accordance with Southcorp's existing trade mark rights (including trade mark registration numbers 29126, 299107 and 515046 and Southcorp's common law trade mark rights) (Southcorp's Marks); or
c) in accordance with a mark substantially identical or deceptively similar to a Southcorp Mark, provided that:
(i) the GI is no more conspicuous, relative to the brand name, than it is in the Southcorp Mark; and
(ii) the GI is of no greater font size, relative to the brand name, than it is in the Southcorp Mark.

GI area boundaries:

The Geographical Indication "Great Western" is located within the region "Grampians" which is within the zone "Western Victoria", within the State of "Victoria", Australia.

The official map used to support the textual description of the boundary of the Geographical Indication Great Western is:
Ararat topographic map
Scale 1:100,000
Series R652
Sheet 7423
Edition 2-AAS
Produced by the Royal Australian Survey Corps under the direction of the Chief of the General Staff
Printed by the Royal Australian Survey Corps, 1986.

GI textual description:

The beginning point of the boundary is situated on Map Ararat (Sheet 7423) at grid reference XD601927, which is the intersection of two unnamed roads near the Melbourne Serviceton Railway, then proceeds easterly along the unnamed road and then in the same straight line to another unnamed road at grid reference XD685922, then proceeds south of easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD717914, then proceeds southerly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD716888, then proceeds easterly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD724889, then proceeds south easterly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD735870, then proceeds south westerly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD729861, then proceeds south easterly in a straight line to the north western corner of the Dunneworthy State Forest at grid reference XD739846, then proceeds generally southerly and then westerly along the administrative boundary of the Dunneworthy State Forest to grid reference XD716800, then proceeds south westerly in a straight line to grid reference XD700790, then proceeds southerly in a straight line to the intersection of two unnamed roads near the Melbourne Serviceton Railway at grid reference XD700762, then proceeds south westerly in a straight line to the northern extent of the unnamed road on One Tree Hill at grid reference XD673744, then proceeds south south easterly along the unnamed road to grid reference XD675732, then proceeds south westerly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD642719, then proceeds generally southerly in a straight line to the trig point on Mount Ararat at grid reference XD645675, then proceeds southerly in a straight line to the hill top at grid reference XD645662, then proceeds south easterly in a straight line to the intersection of two unnamed roads at grid reference XD657650, then proceeds southerly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD656644, then proceeds west north westerly along the unnamed road and then in the same straight line to grid reference XD560660, then proceeds northerly along grid line 560 to its intersection with George Creek at grid reference XD560661, then proceeds generally north westerly along George Creek to its junction with Mount William Creek at grid reference XD508712, then proceeds generally northerly along Mount William Creek to its junction with Salt Creek at grid reference XD485773, then proceeds generally easterly along Salt Creek to grid reference XD503769, then proceeds northerly in a straight line to the intersection of two unnamed roads at grid reference XD503771, then proceeds generally north north easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD510798, then proceeds generally north westerly along the same unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road and Bellellen Road at grid reference XD502819, then proceeds easterly in a straight line to the unnamed road at grid reference XD524819, then proceeds easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD572815, then proceeds northerly and then easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD583831, then proceeds generally northerly and then north easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD599887, then proceeds easterly and then north easterly along the unnamed road to its intersection with the Western Highway at grid reference XD617894, then proceeds north westerly along the Western Highway to its intersection with an unnamed road on the eastern side of the Melbourne Serviceton Railway at grid reference XD602916, then proceeds northerly along the unnamed road to its intersection with another unnamed road at grid reference XD601927, which is the descriptor starting point.