Developments 1929 – today
The amendment to the wine law of 18.07.1929 introduced a labelling requirement for must, sparkling wine and wine. In particular, wines produced from direct-producer grapes from this time on had to be labelled as "hybrid wine" or "direct-producer wine". (BGBl 254/1929).
Federal law of 05.06.1936 (BGBl 73/1936) banned, for the first time, new planting of wine gardens and planting of direct-producer vines in Austria.
BAN ON BLENDING
A regulation by the Federal Minister for Agriculture and Forestry from 1937 banned the marketing of blends of wine, grape must and mash from quality vines with products made from direct-producer vines. (BGBl 329/1937).
DEADLINE FOR GRUBBING-UP UP TO 25 % OF SURFACE AREAS
BAN ON MARKETING AND LIMITATIONS ON HOME CONSUMPTION
Federal law of 24.07.1961 (BGBL 187/1961) placed a general ban on products obtained from direct-producer vines. Only home consumption was excluded from the ban. As part of the amendment to the wine law of 20.08.1971, an upper quantitative limit for home consumption was introduced (BGBl 334/1971).
TOTAL MARKETING BAN
The wine law of 31.08.1985 (BGBl 444/1985) brought about a total ban on the placing on the market of wines produced from direct-producers.
LIFTING OF THE BAN
The wine law amendment of 1991 lifted the total ban. From 1992 until the accession of Austria to the EU in 1995, planting of direct-producers was once again permitted - and products obtained from direct-producers could also once again be placed on the market.