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30.03.2020

Protected Origins

Protected Designations of Origin The designations of origin protect our 13 wine-growing regions, because all quality wines that bear the name of a growing region must come from this specified region…

30.03.2020

Classification model

About the VDP The Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter e. V. (VDP) is an association of around 200 German wine producers, whose members produce their wines according to stricter…

30.03.2020

Must weights

Must Weights The must weight already reveals something about the expected quality of the wine. It is measured in degrees Oechsle (abbreviated ° Oe); named after its inventor, the Württemberg…

30.03.2020

Quality categories

Quality CategoriesGerman Landwein German Landwein is one of the wines with a protected geographical indication. It is an uncomplicated wine that is typical of its region. Landwein is mainly…

30.03.2020

Quality control testing

Since 1971, every quality wine has been chemically analyzed and sensory-tested by the official body. The subsequent official test number, which the test committee awards upon passing the wine, must…

30.03.2020

Quality standards

The VDP Classification model The VDP model is based on a private law statute for approx. 200 elite German wine estates. It defines the quality of a wine according to "terroir", read moreMust…

30.03.2020

History

Many vineyards were still planted with several grape varieties side by side as late as the 19th century. This all practically came to a standstill however, when at the end of the 1800s, the vine…

30.03.2020

Climate & Weather

Germany's climate The bulk of precipitation in Germany occurs in the summer, while in the southern wine-growing countries, it rains primarily in the spring, autumn and winter. Here, rainfall…

30.03.2020

Vegan Wine

Vegan is not only in high demand for food. Recently, people have also asked whether wine is suitable for vegans. But what is a vegan wine? When growing the grapes in the vineyards, there is no…

30.03.2020

Organic Winegrowing

EU Regulation on Organic Wine (2012) With the 2012 vintage, a new EU regulation came into force, which also regulated the production of organic wines in the cellar. For example, the maximum limit…