General term for larger areas used for viticulture. In the different countries, this is regulated in various ways under wine law and can be read there. See also under vineyards,
Generic wine region is the in Austria Wine-defined term for the nine federal states with different degrees of viticulture. The four largest are Burgenland. Lower Austria. Styria and Wien, which (apart from Wien ) are divided into smaller units. These are referred to as specific wine regions. These are e.g. B. Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland, Wachau in Lower Austria and südsteiermark in Styria. Wien is both a generic and a specific wine region.
Under the designation of origin of the generic wine region quality wines, below that of the specific wine region DAC wines be marketed. The hierarchy superordinate to the wine region is wine region, There are three of them that are Bergland (Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vorarlberg), Steirerland (Styria) and wine country (Burgenland, Lower Austria, Wien ). Under the designation of origin of the wine region Vins be marketed. The lowest quality level Wine without geographical indication (earlier table wine ) may only under the origin "Austria", "Austrian wine" or similar, and (if grapes come from several countries) "Wine from several countries of the European Union “Are marketed.