Producing other grape and wine products

The production of other grape products includes concentrated grape must, rectified concentrated grape must, grape juice and concentrated grape juice.

Concentrated grape must (CGM) is a non-caramelised product made of grape must, produced using the partial dehydration of grape must by means of vacuum or freezing the water in must; however, without the use of direct heating. It is used to produce sparkling wine; to produce mixed drinks containing a certain percentage of wine; to increase the volume percentage of natural alcohol or additional sweetening; to sweeten wine and produce grape juice.

Rectified concentrated grape must is a liquid, non-caramelised product, from which all must ingredients have been extracted, with the exception of sugar.

Grape juice is a non-fermented liquid product suitable for human consumption and obtained from: fresh grapes, grape must, by diluting concentrated grape must or by diluting concentrated grape juice.

Concentrated grape juice is a non-caramelised product obtained by means of the partial dehydration of grape juice, without the use of direct heating.

A natural or legal entity dealing with the production of other grape and wine products must be registered into the Grape and Wine Register under a suitable activity. Entities that need to be entered into the Register are natural and legal entities dealing with the production of other grape and wine products, provided that these products are intended for wine production.

The producers who are entered into the Register must report data concerning their yield to the administrative unit every year.

Prescribed oenological means are to be used in the production process. The producers who market their wine and other products, must keep wine cellar records.

More information regarding the activities related to grape and wine production and processing is available at the following links:

  • Wine growing,
  • production of must and wine,
  • bottling wine or bottling wine services

Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 11. 08. 2016