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The vineyards of the Austrian province of Tyrol belong (along with Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg and Vorarlberg) to the smallest wine-growing region Bergland Austria. This designation applies to country wines, quality wines may be marketed under "Weinbaugebiet Tirol". A vineyard near Zirl in the Inn valley was already mentioned in documents in the 14th century, at which time there were also considerably more vineyards. Mainly Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay are cultivated. In 2022, the vineyards covered a total of 14 hectares, which is an increase of 9 hectares or almost three times the amount compared to 2017 with 5 hectares. These are cultivated by 34 winegrowers. There are vineyards in Gurgltal near Imst (Arnold Happacher), in Haiming (Peter Zoller), Silz Thaur, Tarrenz and Zirl as well as Birkach near Pfunds (Markus Spiss, VINUM FUNDUS). The latter winery has vineyards at 1,000 m above sea level and thus operates the highest vineyard in Austria.

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