Authorisation for the sale of non-origin bottled wine

The operator of the activity shall submit the application for the issue of the authorisation for the sale of non-origin bottled wine at a hospitality business at the Administrative Unit where the hospitality business has its registered office.

The Administrative Unit forwards the application to the local wine inspector and after receiving the minutes of the wine inspector confirming that the hospitality operation meets the conditions with regard to facilities, equipment, and training, the Unit shall issue the authorisation.

As non-origin wine, the hospitality operation may only serve local wine from the area where the hospitality operation is located. At hospitality operations located outside of the wine-growing region, the serving of non-origin bottled wine is forbidden. Wine may only be sold to end consumers as bottled origin wine. Bottled origin wine is wine that is bottled into prescribed packaging and labelled in a prescribed manner.

Bottled origin wine may be offered to consumers according to individual categories in the following bottles:

  • local wine with recognised geographical indication produced in the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter: local wine RGI) shall be offered to consumers as bottled origin wine:
  • in glass bottles and other bottles suitable for food preservation, with a nominal volume of up to 10 litres;
  • in stainless steel vessels (inox vessel) that enable wine to be bottled under pressure through a bottling device, with a nominal volume of 10 litres to 60 litres;
  • high-quality wine with protected geographical indication produced in the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter: high-quality wine PGI) shall be offered to the consumers as bottled origin wine:
  • in glass vessels with a nominal volume of up to an including 10 litres;
  • in stainless steel vessels (inox vessels) that enable wine to be bottled under pressure through a bottling device, with a nominal volume of 10 litres to 60 litres;
  • world-class wine with protected geographical indication produced in  the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter: world-class wine PGI) shall be offered to the consumer bottled:
  • in glass vessels with a nominal volume of 10 litres.

Wine that is NOT bottled origin wine may be sold to the end consumer:

  • by wine producers, provided that they are registered grape and wine producers and that they offer local wine RGI produced from their own grapes at their own production facility entered into the register;
  • hospitality operations with such registered activities that meet the prescribed conditions regarding facilities, equipment, and training, provided that they offer local wine RGI from this area in the area of production.

Local must RGI may be sold by producers to end consumers by 15th November of the current production year. Wine RGI is local wine with recognised geographical indication and is the traditional term in the class of table wines. An additional traditional term new wine may be added to the traditional term local wine RGI.

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Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 17. 08. 2016