10 Specific DAC Wine-growing Regions

When it has been concluded that a region has an established clear focus and that just one or a few grape varieties should represent that region, the Regional Wine Committee can apply - through the National Wine Committee, which is responsible for Austrian vinicultural policy - for DAC status with one or a few origin-typical DAC wines. When this application is accepted and given legal status by the Minister of Agriculture, the region is then permitted to designate its origin-typical wines with the name of the particular region together with the addition of DAC (Districtus Austriae Controllatus). All other quality wines from the same region are, in this case, designated with the name of the federal state in which the DAC region is located.

A picture shows DAC wine-growing regions
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Weinviertel DAC : Grüner Veltliner

Mittelburgenland DAC : Blaufränkisch

Traisental DAC : Grüner Veltliner, Riesling

Kremstal DAC : Grüner Veltliner, Riesling

Kamptal DAC: Grüner Veltliner, Riesling

Leithaberg DAC :

  • White wine: PB/WB, CH, GV, NB (single varietal or a blend of this varietals)
  • Red wine: Blaufränkisch

Eisenberg DAC : Blaufränkisch

Neusiedlersee DAC: Zweigelt (single varietal or Zweigelt-dominated cuvée)

Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC: Gemischter Satz

Schilcherland DAC: Schilcher (Rosé from the Blauer Wildbacher grape)