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The use of terms referring to an agricultural enterprise or winegrowing enterprise may be regulated by the EU member states themselves. In Austria, the following guideline applies to the use of the terms winery and winemaker on labels: The possibility of use is given if wine is produced in a winery's own cellar from grapes from the winery's own cultivated areas including leased areas. Under certain conditions, this also applies to cultivation contracts and pure grape or wine purchases. See also under producer and producer bottling. Other terms used in other countries are azienda vinicola (Italy), château and domaine (mainly France) and estate (New World). There are descriptions of some 2,500 wineries from around 50 countries on all five continents, including history, grape varieties, vineyards and sites (Rieden), highlights from the vineyard and cellar technology, and premium wines. These are listed under the wine-growing countries and/or their regions/areas.

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