It simply means ‘from the area of the village of Piesport’. The cheap wines, generally made from Muller-Thurgau or Eibling grapes are named ‘Piesporter Michelsburg’ which means they are made somewhere in the vicinity of the village. They will be labelled ‘Qualitatswein Bestimmter Anbaugebiete ‘ or ‘Qba’. All German wines are regulated by law; this ‘Qba’ designation is assigned to the 80% of wines judged to be of lower-to-average quality. The Qba wines are also often ‘chapitalized’ which means that sugar is added to the grape juice before fermenting in order to increase the alcohol content.