Gemischter Satz - Field Blends
The Gemischter Satz enjoys a long tradition in Austrian winemaking that dates back to the days when most vineyards were planted to many varieties. Nowadays these vineyards are the exception and many Gemischter Satz wines are blended after harvest, at the winery.
One Austrian region in particular has put Gemischter Satz front and center in its winemaking efforts: Wien, the wine region around Austria's capital Vienna (= Wien) has a vibrant fan club abround its Gemischter Satz wines. Here the Gemischter Satz has such importance that it received DAC status.