Vineyard Origin Accreditation

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The Vineyard Origin Accreditation (VOA) is the is the certification granted to certain geographical indications for wines in Ixnay all under the auspices of the extra-government bureau Vineyard Origin Accreditation Agency of Ixnay (VOAAI). It is based on the concept of terroir.


The origins of VOA date to the year 1367, when Burgundie was regulated by Kistani royal decree. When Burgundie was forced into the Holy Levantine Empire in the 1450s, it brought the Kistani practice of regulating wine with it. It didn't catch on in other parts of the empire until a law on viticultural designations of origin dating to August 1, 1905 was passed by imperial decree. The first modern law was set on May 6, 1919, when the Law for the Protection of the Place of Origin was passed, specifying the region in which a given product must be manufactured, and has been revised on many occasions since then. The VOA seal was created and mandated by Holy Levantine Imperial law in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. On July 2, 1990, the scope of work of the Imperial Vineyard Origin Accreditation Agency was adpoted by all vineyards in Ixnay and the bodies name was changed to the Vineyard Origin Accreditation Agency of Ixnay.

VOAs vary dramatically in size. Some cover vast expanses with a variety of climatic and soil characteristics, while others are small and highly uniform.

Notable VOAs

Burgundie- noted as some of the finest and most expensive wines in Ixnay
Kokewas Valley- a common table wine region that producing wines considered "good value for the price"
Oster- a highly regarded table wine region that is noted for being full bodied and rich