29.04.2018 - 30.04.2018
So 11:30 am | Mo 10:00 am to So 6:00 pm | Mo 5:00 pm
Free of charge
The VDP’s annual spring trade fair, the “Weinbörse,” will take place on Sunday and Monday, 29 and 30 April 2018, in the Rheingoldhalle of Mainz. Worldwide, the VDP.Weinbörse is the only trade fair that focuses exclusively on fine German wines. At the fair, the first comprehensive debut of the new vintage, some 180 VDP.Estates will present more than 1,000 wines from all German wine-growing regions and their collections in the categories VDP. GUTSWEIN – VDP. ORTSWEIN – VDP. ERSTE LAGE – VDP.GROSSE LAGE® (except VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS®).
Compared with large, international trade fairs the VDP.Weinbörse is “klein aber fein,” i.e. “good things come in small packages.” It is relatively easy for visitors to quickly locate the estate and/or region of interest, without a long trek from hall to hall. The 2,000-square-meter exhibition area in the Rheingoldhalle is all on one floor and provides ample space for the tasting stands as well as the areas reserved for individual discussions. Exhibiting estates are organized according to region and alphabetically within their respective region, as is the catalogue listing the wines available. The multilingual VDP staff will be on hand to assist all guests, particularly first-time visitors to the fair, as well as professionals from Europe and abroad. Press kits will be available in German and in English.
Strong Partners: VDP, the Wine Trade, and the Hospitality Industry
During the past decade, increasing numbers of wine trade specialists and wine-oriented members of the hospitality industry have included VDP wines in their portfolios.....and this, with increasing success in terms of sales and customer satisfaction. The VDP logo – a stylized eagle bearing a cluster of grapes – has evolved into a brand, visible on the capsules of all VDP wines. The Weinbörse affords professionals (“old pros” as well as novices) a chance to observe trends, and serves as a forum for discussions and negotiations with business partners.
Taste the Reason for the Riesling Renaissance!
Riesling is enjoying a great renaissance worldwide – not least because it is an extraordinarily versatile varietal, and able to excel in dry, off-dry and lusciously sweet versions. It is highly prized for its food compatibility by leading chefs de cuisine, sommeliers and consumers alike. It is also recognized as an excellent, light and stimulating apéritif, and appreciated as an opulent dessert wine that is rich in nuances. While some 20% of Germany’s vineyards are planted with this noble grape, some 60% of VDP estates’ vineyards are devoted to this grape variety. This is also reflected in the wines on offer at the Weinbörse: well over 60% are Rieslings – truly the most comprehensive selection of Riesling wines of any trade fair in the world.
VDP.WEINBÖRSE - ONLY FOR MEMBERS OF THE WINE TRADE & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY!!!
Sunday 29 & Monday 30 April 2018 | Rheingoldhalle | Rheinstr. 66 | Mainz
TASTING OPENING HOURS
Sunday 11.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In order to ensure the professional nature of the fair, access is strictly limited to members of the wine trade and hospitality industry (e.g. sommeliers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, caterers). The opening hours on Sunday, 29 April are from 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m (Tasting begin 11.30 a.m.) and Monday, 30 April, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please register in advance to ensure speedy admission, free of charge.
The registration will open in February 2018.
The VDP.Prädikatsweingüter is the world’s oldest and only national association of top-quality wine estates. From the vineyard to the cellar, VDP members voluntarily adhere to stringent, in-house quality standards. The four-tier VDP classification pyramid adopted in 2012 – VDP.GUTSWEIN, VDP.ORTSWEIN, VDP.ERSTE LAGE, and VDP.GROSSE LAGE – underscores the significance of origin as the basis of wine quality. The “VDP eagle,” a stylized eagle bearing a cluster of grapes, is mandatory on capsules and stands for terroir-driven viticulture and handcrafted winemaking.