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Especially in Austria Designation used (also Ried) for a location or Single Location, It is derived from the old high German riod (riuti = clearing), one by knocking out the forest and clear cultivated space for viticulture. According to the Austrian Wine Act, a vineyard is an area of a municipality that is an independent area due to natural or artificial boundaries or as a result of viticultural use and has either been referred to as a vineyard or because of its location and soil quality the production of similar and equivalent wines can be expected.

Manfred Tement Winery Styria (Austria) - Riede Zieregg


Many Austrian reindeer names have a long tradition, some of them are old Flurnamen, However, the names appear in Austria in contrast to Germany (not yet) so often on the labels on. In this regard, there is a trend reversal. The following associations and their winemakers strive to classify locations or vineyards in Austria:

wine regulations

In 2016, a new wine law also decided some changes regarding the reed. The indication of vineyard corridors that had been possible up to that point on the label was deleted. Riedes are now mandatory with the word "Ried" in front (riede or location are not allowed) to mark the origin thoughts to take more account. Rieden must be given in connection with the name of the municipality (part of the municipality) in which the Riede is located, unless this municipality name already results from the bottler statement, If a vineyard is specified, at least 85% of the wine must come from there. From the harvest of the vintage In 2019, only the names of Rieden may be used, which were determined by ordinances of the corresponding district authorities, magistrates or federal states.

All "bogus geographical indications" or "pseudo indications of origin" such as "Am Hügel", "Sonnenberg" or "Im Tal" are forbidden if this is not based on a race name, because this gives the impression of an indication of origin illegitimately. The most important vineyards of the Austrian wine-growing regions are listed there. The most common names include Altenberg. Goldberg and mirror, Just like in Germany, there is the next larger wine-growing area unit, which combines several vineyards or locations Great location,

Additional information

A complete list of all classification systems for areas / wines can be found at Grand Cru, The quality classes for wines valid within the EU are below quality system described. A list of all area-relevant keywords can be found under the keyword vineyards,

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