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.
In Austria, the wine-growing region is the hierarchically highest territorial unit, of which there are three. These are Bergland (Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol and Vorarlberg), Steirerland (Styria) and Weinland (Burgenland, Lower Austria and Vienna). Regional wines may be marketed under this designation of origin. The lowest quality level, wine without a geographical indication (formerly the now forbidden designation table wine) may only be marketed under the origin "Austria", "Austrian wine" or similar, and (if the grapes come from several countries) "wine from several countries of the European Union".