Due to national and EU-wide legal regulations, the vineyards, grape harvest and wine production have certain reporting obligations. The rules in Germany : By December 10th of each year, the winegrower has his area under vines, the amount harvested varieties and origin ( growing region ) and the proposed differentiation of the Vins. quality wines and Prädikatsweine report to the competent authority on a form (see also under quality system ).
The rules in Austria : Every producer of grapes from which wine is made has to submit a harvest and production report annually to the responsible municipality by December 15th on a prescribed form. Enter the property name and size, grape variety, Mostgewicht (KMW) and reading style. Grape producers, as well Winzergenossenschaften and wine trading companies have to submit an inventory report (available amount of wine) to the responsible municipality by August 15 by the deadline of July 31. This has the harvest and production reports as well as the stock reports immediately to the BKI (Federal Cellar Inspection). This takes control of compliance with the maximum yield in front. Another directory required by law is that cellar book,