Formerly common name for a wine, which (in order to increase the alcohol content) could not be fortified with sugar. A used attribute for it was also naturrein, which was abolished in connection with the German wine law in 1971. This was accompanied a year later from the so-called successor institution, which was designated at the foundation as the "Association of German Natural Wine Auctioneers" VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter). In Germany and Austria, the term "nature", but also "real", "pure" and " Health wine ", As well as word connections with these not allowed.
The legislator assumes that, in principle, wine is a natural product and additional terms with "nature" and the like is a competition that misleads the consumer. Occasionally, wines whose vinification has been dispensed with special cellar techniques and / or means are referred to as "natural wines". However, this has no legal meaning and is on label and prohibited in advertising. The terms natural wine, natural wine, natural wine or raw wine are also used for the popular wine type Orange Wine used. However, all these names have no legal meaning. In colloquial terms, natural wine is sometimes understood as one Biowein (Ökowein) in the context of Organic viticulture with wine law production specifications defined in contrast.