Geographical Indicators

Indications Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The approved PDO symbol stands for Protected Designation of Origin which identifies and protects the name of a product that comes from a specific place, region or, in exceptional cases, country and whose quality or other characteristics are mainly or exclusively attributable to the particular geographical environment. This includes the intrinsic natural and human factors as well as all the stages of its production process that take place in the specific region.

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)

The approved PGI symbol stands for Protected Geographical Indication which identifies and protects the name of a product that comes from a specific place, region or country whose particular quality, reputation or other characteristics are essentially attributable to its geographical origin and which is produced at wineries located within the prefecture or neighboring prefectures.