A certification seal appears on each container of wine or estate brandy which has been certified by the Wine and Spirit Board.

Certification Seal

This seal is a guarantee of origin, vintage and variety as stated on the wine label.

Certification/IPW Seal

This seal is also a guarantee that the wine complies with IPW criteria.

The 'A' number is found on the label of both certified and uncertified wines and provides information on the responsible seller.

South Africa

1. LIQUOR PRODUCTS ACT 60 of 1989(2009-05-18)
This act contains authorising provisions to enable the regulation of the production, labelling, import and export of liquor products. It also has enabling provisions for South Africa's wines of origin and environmentally friendly production of wine. For more information on last-mentioned go to www.ipw.co.za
1.1 Regulations(2014-07-03)
Regulates the production, labelling, import and export of liquor products.
1.1.1 Labelling guide(2013-09-09)
1.2 Wine of Origin Scheme(2014-07-03)
Regulates the certification by the Wine and Spirit Board of the origin, vintage year and variety of wines.
1.3 Limitation on the use of certain particulars in connection with the sale of liquor products(2012-07-20)
E.g. indication of medals or awards, indications relating to integrated production of wine, etcetera.
3. LIQUOR ACT 59 of 2003 (National)(2008-10-16)
National regulation of the distribution of alcoholic beverages on wholesale level by registering/licensing manufacturers and distributors. See provincial legislation for regulation on retail level.
3.1 Regulations(2008-10-16)
How to register as a manufacturer or distributor.
3.2 Forms and tables - Part 1(2008-10-16)
Part 1 of the forms and tables referred to in the regulations under 3.1.
3.3 Forms and tables - Part 2(2008-10-16)
Part 2 of the forms and tables referred to in the regulations under 3.1.
4.1 Regulations(2012-03-28)
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