Designation for the 13 largest geographically defined and origin-protected territorial units for wines in Germany. These are divided hierarchically into areas, large vineyards, individual vine yards and cadastral vineyards (Gewanne). In Austria, the term " Weinbaugebiet " is used instead of " Anbaugebiet ". See also under Origin and Quality System and a list of area-relevant keywords under Vine Area.
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