Rospatent registered the first geographical indication in Russia in relation to wine products – “Kuban”.

At the end of 2020, three associations filed an application for registration of the geographical indication “Kuban”: “The self-regulatory organization “Winegrowers and Winemakers”, “Winemaking Union”, “Honestly”, which unite 36 wine producers of the Krasnodar Krai.

From now on, wines made from at least 85% of grapes grown in the Krasnodar Krai and made within the framework of certain production standards, as well as storage and transportation, will receive a single geographical indication “Kuban”.

Krasnodar Krai is the largest grape-growing region in Russia. The area of ​​vineyards in the region is more than 27 thousand hectares.

The possibility of registering geographical indications in Russia appeared only in 2020.