Maximum permitted yield

The maximum permitted yield in Austria is 9,000 kg of grapes per hectare or 67.5 hectolitres per hectare (hl/ha).

Upon conversion of the catalogue of vineyard sites to meet the contentual specifications of the integrated management and control system, this maximum yield per hectare will be set at 10,000 kg of grapes or 7,500 litres of wine. Until the conversion of the catalogue of vineyard sites to meet the contentual specifications of the integrated management and control system is implemented, the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management can – upon application by the National Wine Committee – raise or lower the maximum yield per hectare for the given vintage year by up to twenty per cent, depending on challenges posed by climatic conditions or other factors influencing viticulture.

This legal limit applies to all wine, such as for Landwein (land wine), Qualitätswein (quality wine) and regionally typical wines (DAC) and wines without origin, but with the vintage and variety declared on the label. Should this limit be exceeded, the total amount of wine is declassified to wine without origin, and the vintage and variety may not be declared on the label.