Sussex vineyards apply for PDO
Sussex wine producers are looking for the same protected name status as Champagne and Bordeaux. Sussex wineries are looking for a PDO which is a Protected Designation of Origin. There is a big cluster of wineries producing sparkling wine in this region, and the soil type and climate is similar to Champagne. The PDO applied for is set to include both sparkling and still wines. The application has won support from the UK government and the South East Vineyards Association.