No final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication for wine

Geographical Indications Committee media release

04 Aug 2020
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The Geographical Indications Committee (GIC) has decided not to make a final determination of Wilyabrup as a Geographical Indication (GI).

GIC Presiding Member, Dennis Mutton, said the decision was influenced by the fact that there was still no agreement on the exact boundaries or attributes of the proposed Wilyabrup region and that the Margaret River Wine Association had commissioned the ‘Margaret River Region Project’ – an ongoing project to map the entire region of Margaret River to potentially identify discrete viticultural areas within that GI that may meet the criteria for determination as separate GIs.

Mr Mutton noted producers in the Wilyabrup area can continue to label their wines with Wilyabrup (with or without the GI Margaret River) provided such a claim is not misleading as to the origin of the wine.  

The GIC has published a Statement of Reasons which is available here

More information on the decision can be found at: https://www.wineaustralia.com/labelling/register-of-protected-gis-and-other-terms/geographical-indications-committee


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This media release was distributed by Wine Australia on behalf of the Geographical Indications Committee


For media enquiries please contact

Rachel Triggs – Registrar of Protected Geographical Indications and Other Terms

Email: Rachel.triggs@wineaustralia.com

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