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Wine Storage Management Systems

The first certification of its kind in the world

The Wine Storage Management Systems (WSMS) Certification Scheme is a comprehensive suite of certifications designed specifically to assist businesses in the wine supply chain to take systematic and effective action to protect against wine deterioration. It encourages and rewards organisations which establish and implement management systems to identify, measure and reduce risks that might lead to undesirable effects on their wine.


The certification process follows a well-proven and internationally recognised methodology that gives an objective and impartial attestation of the ability of management systems to deliver wine storage, transportation and retail services that fulfill good management practice accepted by wine industry experts. It ensures that good industry standards are applied, improving the competitive edge of the industry, which will ultimately benefit consumers and wine collectors.

Scope of Application

- Fine and commercial wine storage facilities
 (e.g. including wine cellars and warehouses)

- Wine storage facilities in wine retailers
 (e.g. including wine retail shops, hotels, clubhouses and supermarkets)

- Wine transportation service providers
 (e.g. including carriers and freight forwarders)

- Please CLICK HERE for more details (updated on 28 Oct 2015 )

List of Participating Companies

- Please CLICK HERE to download the most updated list.

Technical Committee

The scheme is supported by a technical committee comprising independent experts from the wine industry, who also provided guidance during the development of the scheme.  Please C
LICK HERE to download the Technical Committee member list and Sharing from Government, Wine Critics and Professionals..

HKQAA Wine Storage Management Systems Certificate Presentation Ceremony

HKQAA awarded the first batch of certificates for the world’s first Wine Storage Management Systems Certification Scheme in May 2010, demonstrating that Hong Kong has had world-class wine storage facilities ... 

-  Highlights of 1st Certificate Presentation Ceremony (12 May 2010)
-  Highlights of 2nd Certificate Presentation Ceremony (19 April 2011)
Highlights of 3rd Certficate Presentation Ceremony (4 November 2011)
Highlights of 4th Certficate Presentation Ceremony (9 November 2012)
Highlights of the HKQAA - Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme Kickoff Ceremony 
   cum the 5th Wine Storage Management Systems Certificate Presentation (8 November 2013)

-  Highlights of 2014 Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme and Wine Storage Management Systems
   Certification Scheme Presentation Ceremony (7 November 2014)

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