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Viticultural value

Wine may only be produced from grapes grown on authorised vineyards. In particular, certain criteria must be met for the authorisation of a new area that has not previously been used for viticulture. In addition to compliance with the relevant EU regulations, this primarily concerns the climatic conditions and the suitability of the soil. The planned establishment of a vineyard or the planting of vines in compliance with all laws, observance of all criteria and the necessary measures are described under vine establishment plan.

Suitability for viticulture

In most cases, there is a direct correlation with the so-called vegetation type (areas of the earth's surface with similar vegetation). The suitability of a vineyard for viticulture can be measured by objective criteria. Important criteria are climate and weather, which are of eminent importance for the prosperity of the vines during the vegetation cycle. The exposure (direction of sunlight) or orientation of the rows of vines plays an extremely important role, whereby a hillside location with a corresponding inclination has an even more positive effect.

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