100% of the wine in that bottle must be grown, harvested, produced and bottled by the producer listed. It means the wine was crushed, fermented, finished, aged and bottled all at the same place — and that place has to be located in the same cultural area that’s stated on the label. When you see “Estate grown, produced and bottled” on a wine label, buy that sucker and pat the winemaker on the back!
Produced And Bottle By
75% or more of the wine in that bottle must be made by the producer listed.
Made And Bottled
At least 10% of the wine must be made by the winery or company listed.
Vinted And Bottled
The winery on the label may have had little to do with the making of this wine.
Cellared And Bottled By
The company listed on the label did not make the wine. They aged and cellared the wine before bottling it. This is often when wineries have the license to make wine but do not yet own their own production facility.
Even when using these definitions, wineries can still deceive the consumer into thinking the wine was estate grown when it was actually made hundreds of miles away.
None of these label terms directly correlate with the quantity of the wine, they are merely a statement of fact. However, when wineries consistently have little to do with their wine process, or more so stretch the truth to their consumer to seem like they are growing the grapes, this is frustrating for the authentic wineries and their loyal customers.