AUS: South Australia gets new wine region
Mt Gambier wine area in South Australia gets GI status
The Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation (AWBC) has officially handed Mt Gambier geographic indication status.
The industry body confirmed this week that Mt Gambier has entered Australia's GI register, making it South Australia's newest wine region. The move means that local winemakers will be able to use Mt Gambier on bottle labels, enabling them to distinguish their wines from others on Australia's Limestone Coast, such as Coonawarra.
The move is another example of the AWBC's 'regionality strategy', which seeks to enhance the quality image of Australian wine in key export markets by focusing more greatly on regional differences, the trade body said.
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