England and Wales are now internationally recognised as producers of top quality wine, regularly winning prestigious international awards. Our cool climate is ideal for growing grapes to make world-class sparkling wines and impressive still white, rosé and red wines. Find out more about our wines below.
Other sparkling styles
Sustainable Wines of Great Britain
WineGB Awards winners
PDO, PGI and Varietal Wines
There are three quality schemes operating in the UK which are currently based on the EU Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and varietal schemes. WineGB administers the schemes on behalf of Defra and publishes the lists of PDO and PGI wines.
PDO, PGI and Varietal Wine Scheme Applications
If you are a producer you can apply for PDO, PGI or varietal approval for your wines. Details of the scheme rules and the approval process are available on the online system (or below the form for varietal applications).