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The vineyards of the Austrian province belong (along with Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg) to the Bergland wine-growing region. This designation applies to country wines, the quality wines may be marketed under the designation "Weinbaugebiet Kärnten". Winegrowing in Carinthia was first mentioned in 822. It developed around the ecclesiastical monasteries of Millstatt, Ossiach, Gurk, St. Georgen am Längsee, Viktring, Griffen, St. Paul as well as around the bishop's seat of St. Andrä and Wolfsberg. It reached its greatest extent in the 16th century with several hundred hectares. Due to beer developing as a popular drink, warlike turmoil, high taxes, phylloxera and mildew, there was a decline.

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