Wine glossary

wine inspection

In Austria, the inspection of wine is undertaken by the Federal winery inspectors, aided by the designated inspectors, or to use their German name, the "Mostwäger". The Federal winery inspectors (Bundeskellereiinspektoren or BKI) supervisory board reports directly to the Ministry of Agriculture. They supervise the sale and distribution of wine, the entire vinification process and take samples. The main focus of their activities occurs during the main harvest, when they inspect the must weight, but also advise and consult wineries.