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Wine Act.

Type of law
Date of original text

the Wine Act provides a comprehensive legal framework for the wine industry in Germany and regulates important aspects from cultivation to production and marketing of wine. Part 2 deals with regulations for the cultivation of vine. The Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry is authorized to issue regulations on the right of re-planting and of new planting in certain areas. Regulations on the production of wine are contained in Part 3 dealing with issues such as, added substances, hygienic requirements of containers, and production place. Part 4 is devoted to quality wine and that their quality has to be certified by the competent authority which issues a control number to be shown on each bottle. Then the Act regulates the naming of wine and lists measures to be taken for the control of imported wine. Finally, the Act establishes penalties in case of violation and final and transitional provisions. The text consists of 57 articles divided into 11 Parts.
Date of consolidation/reprint
The present Act, in this version of 18 January 2011, is consolidated as of 24 October 2023.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt 2023, No.289.
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