Term that indicates a wine is made entirely from grapes grown in vineyards owned by the winery.
Wine produced and bottled by the same person who also grew the gapes.
One hundred percent of the wine must be made from grapes grown in vineyards owned or controlled by the winery in the same appellation as the winery.
Estate Bottling Wine that was bottled by the vineyard owner. Many wines are still bottled and produced from grapes that are purchased on the open market, often for the lowest price. This designation assures that the winery had control over the grapes from beginning to end so that they could produce a high quality wine. In the US the vineyard need not belong to the winery, if there is a long term exclusive contract for the grapes of the vineyard (which also must be in the same geographic location as the winery). See also Domaine for the French equivalent of this designation.
Used on a label to describe a wine made from grapes either owned or controlled by the winery.
Indicates that 100% of the grapes used for making the wine were grown in vineyards owned or leased by the winery.
Term used to show the winery owns or controls the grapes that produced the wine in the bottle, such as a long-term contract for the grapes.
If a wine is estate bottled, it's been produced from the winemaker's own grapes, grown in his own vineyard, and made in his own winery. It's usually very good quality wine.