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Wine-growing region

General term for larger areas used for viticulture. In the various countries, this is regulated differently under wine law and can be read there. See also under vineyard area.

Austria - generic and specific wine-growing area

Austria is divided into three wine-growing regions (until 2009 there were four, including Vienna). These are Weinland (with the generic wine-growing regions of Burgenland, Lower Austria and Vienna), Steirerland (Styria) and Bergland (the remaining five federal provinces). The four federal provinces Burgenland, Lower Austria, Styria and Vienna are generic wine-growing regions. Except for Vienna (which is both a generic and a specific wine-growing region), the other three are divided into specific wine-growing regions. The origin-specific DAC system (Districtus Austriae Controllatus) was introduced from the 2002 vintage onwards and this was completed in 2023 with the introduction in the last wine-growing region Thermenregion (Lower Austria). The DAC areas correspond in scope to the wine-growing region of the same name.

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