Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – VDP.GROSSE LAGE – prior their official market release on the first of September.

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Positive Results for the 197 VDP Member Estates during Business Year 2016: Sales grew by almost 10 percent to 34 Million bottles. Meanwhile the revenue climbed from 296 to 323 million euros. Also foreign trade ist booming. Almost one fourth (23 percent) of the VDP.wines are sold uproad - a five percent up sind 2015.

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Member estates win the hearts (and palates) of tasters from Gault Millau, Eichelmann and Falstaff

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A year of viticultural highs and lows is drawing to a close. While many estates have completed their harvests already, others are just getting started — a fitting symbol for a year in which winegrowers faced all manners of extremes. Here we've collected some of the VDP Estates' own initial insights into the 2016 vintage. Click on the links to see...

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Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – VDP.GROSSE LAGE – prior their official market release on the first of September. At the beginning of September the wines...

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Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – VDP.GROSSE LAGE – prior their official market release on the first of September.

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The most exciting time of the wine year has begun. Follow the VDP.Harvest 2014 online - almost in real time - via www.vdp.de. We have collectetd (and still do collect) statements of our VDP.Vintners as well as links to video-reports, harvest-webcams and VDP.Vintners reporting on facebook - in German and English.

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Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – VDP.GROSSE LAGE – prior their official market release on the first of September.

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Majority of German wine trade recognizes significance of vineyard site as basis of quality: “the narrower the appellation of origin, the higher the quality of the wine”

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