A new Wine Act has been enacted in parliament on the 23 October 2001. The primary aim of this Act is to provide a sound foundation for the development of the wine industry in Malta. The new Wine Act has not come into force but when this happens it is planned that the Act will upgrade the wine industry to levels of standards currently enjoyed in Europe and supported by the International Office of the Vine and Wine (OIV).
The new Wine Act with its subsequent regulations will provide, amongst others, for the:
Control of practices and processes used in the production of wine;
Labelling of wines;
Establishment of an inventory of the wine potential of Malta;
Rules on the production of quality wine produced in a specific region (Q.W.P.S.R.)