Vintners in Vienna are celebrating after the Vienna Gemischter Satz wine was awarded the DAC (Districtus Austriae Controllatus) quality stamp.
In order to get this seal of approval a series of criteria has to be filled.
For example the Gemischter Satz has to be made of at least three white grape varieties, which were planted together in a vineyard in Vienna.
The largest grape group is not allowed to make up more than 50 per cent of the wine.
Gemischter Satz has become increasingly popular of late and there has been increased demand from abroad.
Back in the 19th Century grape varieties such as Riesling, Rotgipfler, Weißburgunder and Traminer were planted in vine yards in Vienna.
These were planted alongside other white grape variants – these were mixed and as a result these wines were produced.