Our Partners

The VDP and its Partners — Bound by Quality.


The VDP member estates are proud of our many successful and enduring partnerships and endorsements.  This sponsorship and support reflects our shared ideals, steadfast engagement and amicable collaboration. We are proud of and grateful for their generous support and look forward eagerly to the many projects still to come...


Exclusive Partner


 

 

Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG is the company behind Germany's best-selling brand of mineral water. It has developed a diverse range of packaging options to serve all relevant mineral water segments. The company from the volcanic Eifel region works tirelessly to meet and anticipate consumer desires, leaving no innovative stone unturned. Peach, exotic fruits, vanilla, cocoa and coffee... these are all welcome parts of the dizzying diversity of aromas in wine. Yet the choice of mineral water to accompany a fine wine should be made with no less deliberation. Aromatic notes develop more fully when accompanied by the optimal mineral water for each individual wine.

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ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS, founded in 1872 in the Lower Bavarian town of Zwiesel, currently exports its fine glassware to over 120 countries worldwide.  Steady investment in new products and technologies and a dedication to sustainability are pillars of the company's philosophy. ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS stands for almost 140 years of tradition among the elite of crystal glass manufacturers and is an essential component in the fine wine lifestyle. Its engineers and designers monitor the latest trends in wine to better provide optimal accessories for wine tasting, both at the professional and consumer levels. Cooperation with top restaurateurs and designers, a focus on sustainable materials and constant product innovations make ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS a world leader in the glassware field.

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ProWein is the leading trade fair for international wine and spirit professionals. The fair has taken Düsseldorf by storm since its inception in 1994, growing dynamically year after year. With over 3600 exhibitors from roughly 50 countries, ProWein delivers a singular, comprehensive overview of products and trends on today's international wine and spirit market. More than 39,000 industry insiders from countries around the world visit the fair to make and burnish contacts.

 

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The company was founded in Gaggenau, a small city in Germany's Black Forest, back in 1683. Centuries later, in the early 1960s, that same company dreamed up the very first built-in kitchen appliances available in Europe. Their name: "Gaggenau".

Gaggenau, whose approach to quality is based on the three pillars of functionality, substance and design, blends its own high expectations for its products with the quality inherent to wines from the VDP estates. A tasteful combination in the truest sense of the word, since Gaggenau looks back on centuries of tradition, just like the Germany's finest Prädikat winemakers.

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BT-Watzke GmbH is a tradition-minded company with roots stretching back to 1892. The company is today among the leading producers of foil capsules, providing its products to a broad global market.

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Main Partner


SV Sparkassen Versicherung is a trusted partner for consulting on insurance and retirement planning products. It is part of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe – Germany's largest finance group. The company focuses on high-quality products and customer-friendly conditions. The quality of its products and consulting services is reflected in the many awards accorded by independent institutions. Over 400 stand-alone business centers and 106 Sparkassen with branch offices form a comprehensive network of support across Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Thüringen and Rheinland-Pfalz.


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Daniel Meininger founded the MEININGER VERLAG publishing house in 1903 in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. His weekly industry journal "Das Weinblatt" was the first brick in a publishing group that today is among the oldest specialist publishers in Germany and a European leader in wine-related journalism. The company's publications include: Weinwirtschaft, Der Deutsche Weinbau, Getränkewirtschaft, MEININGERs WEINWELT, MEININGERs SOMMELIER, ...

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Now in its third and fourth generation, the Van Nahmen family preserves a long and proven hand-crafted juicing tradition in Niederrhein. The company prides itself on pressing all local fruits on its own — single-variety fruit juices such as apple and rhubarb and non-alcoholic sparkling juices are a house specialty.

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The high-quality labels from GEWA Etiketten bring the philosophy of the VDP winemakers to life, lending their wines an extra visual impact.

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VICCI Caffe is a coffee roaster situated in Bramstedt in the north of Germany. It has been roasting espresso and coffee beans here since 2008 and turning every specialty drink into a truly memorable experience.

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Bitburger Braugruppe exclusively brews and markets premium beers and is one of the leading brewery groups of Germany, with an output of more than seven million hectoliters per year. Bitburger Premium Pils is the number one brand in draft beer thanks to its distinctive taste of Bitburgers renowned seal hops. In addition to the Ettal Abbey, Benediktiner Weissbier is also brewed in Lich as part of a distribution partnership. The original Ettal Abbey recipe and original Ettal cellar yeast turn these beers into an indulging taste experience.

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Stadtwerke Mainz AG and its subsidiaries and joint ventures deliver reliable power and drinking water to Mainz and its region, around the clock.

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Other Partners





Certified continuing education for sommeliers in Germany! The school offers programs in training, seminars, marketing and consulting services for restaurants, hotels and other wine trade professionals.

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For 20 years and counting, the Deutsche Wein- und Sommelierschule (DWS) has offered systematic continuing education for the modern wine professional.

 

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The many world-class collections of the Public Museums of Berlin are part of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation). Taken as a whole, they form a universal museum to promote, preserve and explore the art and cultural treasures of all of human history.

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The mail order specialist  for the best steaks available! Exclusive meat for exclusive folks — supplier to the finest of restaurants — quality you can taste.

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WE PROUDLY SUPPORT



For support or inquiries about our partners or the potential for cooperation with the VDP, please contact

Katharina Huber, Tel. +49 (0)6131-94565-22, Email: k.huber(at)vdp(dot)de