General term for larger areas used for viticulture. In the various countries, this is regulated differently under wine law and can be read about there. See also under vineyard area.
Generic wine-growing region is the wine-legal designation in Austria for the four federal provinces of Burgenland, Lower Austria, Styria and Wien, which (except Wien) 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 Südsteiermark in Styria. The province of Wien is both a generic and a specific wine-growing region.
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