General term for larger areas used for viticulture. In the different countries this is regulated differently by wine law and can be read up there. See also under vineyard area.
Generic wine-growing area is the term defined in Austria by wine law for the nine federal states with viticulture of varying size. The four largest areas under vines are Burgenland, Lower Austria, Styria and Viennawhich (except Vienna) are divided into smaller units. These are referred to as specific wine-growing regions. These are, for example, Neusiedlersee in Burgenland, Wachau in Lower Austria and Southern Styria in Styria. Vienna is both a generic and a specific wine-growing region.