Rarities create desire: top-quality German wines come under the hammer at the VDP wine auctions.
Compared with their international counterparts, the VDP auctions are unique in that wines bearing the sticker “Versteigerungswein” (“auction wine”) are available for the first time and exclusively at auction. They are not on offer on the regular market. Once the auction is over, the rarities return to their respective treasure chambers and are only presented on special occasions. Throughout their lives, they have been stored, without interruption, in the producer’s cellars – an additional guarantee of the authenticity and quality of the wines. Last but not least: the VDP auctions include a morning pre-tasting of all wines – except for rarities and single-bottle lots. During the actual auction itself, a so-called “wet auction, these wines are poured again and can be sampled before the auctioneer begins the bidding.