For the first time preparations for the prestigious Master of Wine exams, considered the highest and most difficult qualification in the world, took place in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in the Pfalz wine region.

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German Wine Institute and VDP to cooperate with Institute of Masters of Wine

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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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VDP Estates Front and Center at ProWein 2016

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Healthy grapes and bright acidity are considered just as important as Oechsle measurements in today's wines

 

 

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Members decide on restrictions for new vineyard boundaries as well as phaseouts of classification exceptions to improve clarity among consumers.

 

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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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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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Business success in 2013 is diminished only by a short crop.

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