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Wine regions in Vienna 3 growing regions

Description to Vienna

The origin-protected term Gemischter Satz is permitted within the EU as a traditional term exclusively for Austria. In the federal capital Wien this is the typical wine served at Heurigen (Buschenschank). In order to continue the old tradition, special specifications for a Viennese Gemischter Satz were laid down by an association. The logo consists of the letters "WGS" and a stylised eye. A sustainable cultivation method is required. The varieties used are Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Muscat, Riesling, Rotgipfler, Jubiläumsrebe, Neuburger, Gewürztraminer and Zierfandler. At the beginning of 2009, the "Wiener Gemischter Satz" was included in the "Ark of Taste" by the Slow Food Association and thus worthy of protection and preservation.

Wien - Karte mit den Rebflächen

Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC

The origin-controlled quality level "Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC" was introduced with the 2013 vintage. It must be a white wine. The grapes must come exclusively from a vineyard that is registered as WGS in the Vienna vineyard register. This must be planted with at least three white wine grapes of quality wine grape varieties, which are harvested and processed together. The largest variety share may not be higher than 50%, the third largest variety share must comprise at least 10%. Bottling may only take place in glass bottles, unless the wine is to be enjoyed immediately at the place of administration. Volumes of 1.0 and 2.0 litres and closures with crown caps are not permitted.

A smaller geographical indication than Wien is possible. These are Vineyard (e.g. Alsegg, Preußen, Reisenberg, Rosengartl), Großlage, Katastralgemeinde (e.g. Grinzing, Stammersdorf) or Bezirk (e.g. Döbling, Hernals, Liesing). Major locations are Bisamberg (Floridsdorf with Strebersdorf, Stammersdorf, Groß-Jedlersdsorf), Maurerberg (Liesing with Mauer, Kalksburg, Rodaun), Kahlenberg (Döbling with Kahlenbergerdorf, Josefsdorf), Laaerberg (Favoriten with Oberlaa Stadt), Nußberg (Döbling with Nußdorf, Heiligenstadt). This results in two levels:

  • without indication / with indication
  • Sale: from 1 December of the year of harvest / from 1 March of the year following the harvest
  • Alcohol content: maximum 12.5% vol / minimum 12.5% vol
  • Flavour indication: must correspond to dry / must not correspond to dry
  • Wood note (toast aroma): must not be strongly perceptible / no specifications

other quality wines and country wines

In contrast to all other wine-growing regions, all quality wines of Vienna may continue to be marketed under the designation "Wiener Wein" (non-DAC quality wines from, for example, the Weinviertel may only be marketed with the generic wine-growing region of Lower Austria as their origin). A Gemischter Satz which does not comply with the listed provisions of the Wiener Gemischter Satz must be marketed as a Landwein with the designation of origin Weinland.

Map: © ÖWM

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