Table wine

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Wine without indication of origin (previously table wine ) is the lowest quality level of wines and describes those that are not subject to any special quality control. Until the EU wine market regulation in 2009, such wines were referred to as table wine .


With the EU wine law change on August 1, 2009, the term table wine was replaced by "German wine without designation of origin".


According to the classification of wines according to quality levels of the Austrian Wine Law 2009, there is the wine category wine without designation of origin . The term table wine was replaced by the term "wine" in the new EU wine market regulation 2009 and is not included in the Austrian Wine Act 2009.


  • without specifying the variety and year
  • without limit on yield per hectare
  • Blending of wines from different EU countries is possible


  • Wine from Austria - white
  • Wine from Austria - red

Wine without a PDO or PGI can have grape varieties or vintage information under certain conditions.

  • Maximum yield per hectare 9000 kg (or 6750 l wine / ha)
  • must be free from defects in appearance and taste (→ wine defects )
  • have corresponding grape varieties typical
  • Grape varieties with names of origin (e.g. Weißer Burgunder and all other Burgundy varieties, Rheinriesling , Blaufränkisch etc.) are not allowed (possible misleading of the consumer).
  • Information on varieties according to quality wine varieties VO, as well as grape varieties permitted by VO.

Alcohol increase / fortification wines without geographical origin

  • Alcohol increase / enrichment maximum enrichment range 2.0% by volume (in exceptional years 2.5% by volume)
  • Maximum total alcohol after fortification white wine 12.0% by volume, red wine 12.5% ​​by volume


The branded wines belong to the table wines here. Fantasy names may only be used together with the grape variety or together with the designation of origin. Table wines are consumer wines that are mostly made from blends with foreign wines.


Vino de la Mesa (table wine) is usually a quite acceptable wine to go with, rarely branded goods, but sometimes also wine from certain growing areas such as Rioja .


The French vins de table make up about half of French wine production. They are not subject to any special classification. In order to guarantee a minimum of quality , certain grape varieties, a minimum alcohol content and a minimum acid content are required. The label must include the name Vin de Table and the alcohol content.


Table wines in Italy have been called Vino da Tavola since 1973 .


According to the 1970 Wine Law , the table wine is called Asztali Bor . It must have between 10.5 and 12% alcohol by volume, grape variety and origin must be specified.

Web links

Wiktionary: Table wine  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

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  2. Federal Law Gazette I No. 111/2009 : Federal Law on the Trade in Wine and Fruit Wine (Wine Law 2009)
  3. Martin Raggam: new wine law at a glance. In: The winemaker. 11/2009, p. 88
  4. Classification according to the common market organization for wine (GMO-'Wein) Regulation No. 1234/2007
  5. The common name PDO wine or PGI wine is not a sales description and must therefore not appear on the label.