Definition of Qualitätswein in US English:

Qualitätswein

(also Qualitaetswein, Qualitatswein)

noun

  • In Germany and Austria: high-quality wine produced under stricter controls than ordinary table wine.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From German Qualitätswein high-quality wine from Qualität + -s-, connective element + Wein.