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Specially in Austria used name (also Ried) for a position or Single Location, It derives from the Old High German riod (riuti = clearing), one by knocking out of the forest and clear Place made arable for viticulture. According to Austrian wine law, a vineyard is a part of a municipality, which is represented by natural or artificial borders or as a result of viticultural use as an independent part of the area and has either been previously referred to as viticulture or due to the location and soil quality to expect the production of similar and equivalent wines.

Winery Manfred Tement Südsteiermark (Austria) - Riede Zieregg


Many Austrian Riedamen have a long tradition, some are old Flurnamen, But the names seem to be 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 or their winegrowers strive for the classification of vineyards or vineyards in Austria:

wine regulations

In 2016, under a new wine law also some changes concerning the Riede decided. The date on the label possible indication of vineyards has been deleted. Rieden are now obligatory with the prefix of the word "Ried" (Riede or Lage are not allowed) to mark, in order to origin thoughts take greater account. Rieden are in connection with the name of the municipality (community part) indicate, in which the Riede lies, except this community name results already from the bottler statement, If a vine is specified, at least 85% of the wine must come from there. From the harvest of vintage In 2019, only names of vineyards may be used which have been established by regulations of the corresponding district authorities, magistrates or federal states.

All "schingeographical information" or "pseudo-indications of source" such as "Am Hügel", "Sonnenberg" or "Im Tal" are forbidden, if this is not based on the name of a Ried, because it creates an inadmissible impression of an indication of origin. The most important vineyards of the Austrian wine regions are listed there. Among the most common names count Altenberg. Goldberg and mirror, As in Germany, there are the several vineyards or layers summarizing next larger Weinbauflächen unit Great location,

Additional information

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

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