Those responsible for the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Thermenregion are discussing a merger with the wine-growing region Wien. After years of debate, winegrowers and winegrowing politicians have apparently agreed on conditions for area-typical wines of origin (DAC). The basis is the three-part wine pyramid with area, local and site wines in white and red. The regulation for the names of origin of the local wines also seems to have succeeded after tough negotiations.
Since the name "Thermenregion" does not seem to be very catchy for the winegrowers, a renaming of the region is being considered. The idea came up to merge with the wine-growing region Wien and Klosterneuburg, which is located on the northern outskirts of the city and currently belongs to the Wagram region. The geological and climatic conditions at the forested foothills of the Pre-Alps on the outskirts of the city, the Wienerwald, are very similar in all three zones. The advantage would be a united powerful origin of international stature. However, Viennese winegrowers and winegrowers' associations are reportedly still largely sceptical about these ideas.
(al /Source: Vinaria; Photo: ÖWM / Robert Herbst)