Tettnang hops was recognized by the EU commission in 2010 as a protected geographical indication (PGI).
In 2003 the Association made an application to secure Tettnang hops as a protected geographical indicator (PGI) across Europe. After seven years of testing by the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and the EU Commission granted brand protection to Tettnang hops in 2010. Acceptance into the Baden-Württemberg “Genießergalerie”, or connoisseur gallery, quickly followed. This made Tettnang hops one of the first products in Germany ever to be granted protected rights on the basis of its long tradition and special characteristics (climate, cultivation, production, constituents, aroma, etc.). The benefits include the right to use the label for advertising as well as a financial boost for sales.
You’ll find further information on the website Taste the South.