Designation for the second largest wine-growing unit in Germany after the cultivation area, followed by Großlage, single vineyard and Katasterlage (Gewann). This designation was created with the land consolidation in 1971 to give larger producers the opportunity to market their wines produced in large quantities under a uniform name. However, the area is controversial (as is Großlage ). Critics even speak of consumer deception, as the names are often very similar or even identical to those of single vineyards. An extreme example of this is the single Johannisberg area in the Rheingau, which bears the same name as the most famous single vineyard. Many quality-conscious winemakers therefore do not list Bereich or Großlage on the bottle label at all.
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