Geographical Indication (GI)

In Australia, Geographical Indications (GIs) are used to indicate the origins of the grapes used in a wine – thus, a wine cannot claim to be from Margaret River unless at least 85% of the fruit has come from Margaret River. The GIs are defined legally and Wine Australia conducts audits regularly to ensure labelling integrity.

Internationally, GI is often used as a country-neutral way of describing the geographical origin of a product – for example, Feta from Greece or Bordeaux from France.