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Sustainable Austria

This Austrian seal of quality for sustainably produced wines was developed over several years of scientific work by the Austrian Winegrowers' Association together with experts in the field. It is a well thought-out certification system to measure the sustainable operation of domestic winegrowing enterprises. Certified winegrowers have gone through a two-stage process in which they were also examined by an external audit. Certifications have been possible since 2015. These are produced and strictly audited according to economic, ecological and social criteria. From the grape harvest to the ageing of the wines and bottling, the entire production process is scrutinised for its contribution to sustainability. Economical use of water, energy, chemical fertilisers and efficient use of machinery are assessed just as positively as, for example, fair working conditions or sustainable economic activity. Only if all the requirements are met may a winegrower label his wines with the quality seal.

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The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,115 Keywords · 46,881 Synonyms · 5,323 Translations · 31,449 Pronunciations · 188,236 Cross-references
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