Viticulture; application for a grant from the Bavarian Wine Fund

In order to promote the sale of wine produced in Bavaria from grapes grown there, the municipalities collect the Bavarian Wine Fund levy from the winegrowing enterprises. This is used to promote sales measures.


The owners of vineyards or persons authorized to use them are liable to pay the levy, provided that they cover more than 10 ares (= 1000 square meters). The levy amounts to 1.75 euros per acre of the vineyard area of a farm shown as planted in the vineyard register.

Since the levy is collected on the basis of the information in the vineyard register, it is particularly important to report changes in cultivation in good time and in full by 31.05. of a year (cf. FNN area and use record). The levy collected in the current calendar year is basically intended to promote the sale of products obtained from the previous year's harvest.

The levy obligation therefore relates to the planted area reported to the vineyard register at the time of harvest in the previous year. For example, the vineyard area at the time of the 2018 harvest is relevant for the levy collected in 2019.

The levy is used to support sales promotion measures for wine from Bavaria, in particular general public relations work, market research activities and the organization of trade fairs and exhibitions, as well as participation in these.

In general, such sales promotion measures may only be carried out outside the specific wine-growing regions of Bavaria (Franconia and Württemberg, Bavarian Lake Constance) in order to open up new sales markets and avoid distortions of competition within the European Union. Applications for support from the Bavarian Wine Fund Levy should be addressed to the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture, Veitshöchheim.


Right to use vineyard areas, provided that they exceed 10 ares (= 1000 sqm).


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular für Antrag auf Zuwendung für gruppenbezogene und regionale Maßnahmen
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Status: 19.05.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau

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