VDP pin of honor

VDP pin of honor in gold

This special award, the highest conferred by the Prädikat Wine Estates, acknowledges exceptional dedication to the the finest wines of Germany. Through their work and personal commitment, those who receive the pin of honor in gold have rendered outstanding service on behalf of Germany’s top-quality wines far beyond the nation’s borders. 

Golden pin of honor

  • 2016  Jancis Robinson
  • 2013  Hilke Nagel
  • 2007  Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm
  • 2004  Dr. Alfred Biolek
  • 1993  Michael Broadbent
  • 1993  Hugh Johnson

VDP pin of honor in silver

This VDP award acknowledges contributions that have helped foster and promote Germany’s top-quality wines. Those who receive the pin of honor in silver have supported the VDP’s goals to achieve excellence in wine quality. The Prädikat Wine Estates’ pin of honor in silver is a tribute to their dedication to the finest wines of Germany.

Silver pin of honor

  • 2017  Paula Bosch
  • 2016  Gert Aldinger
  • 2014  Roland Koch
  • 2012  Michael Graf Adelmann
  • 2009  Georg Mauer
  • 2008  Christina Fischer
  • 2007  Rudi Wiest
  • 2006  Karl Fuhrmann
  • 2006  Gerko Baron zu Knyphausen
  • 2005  Kazuho Hoshino
  • 2005  Dr. Heinz von Opel
  • 2004  Wilhelm Haag
  • 2003  Rudolf Fries
  • 2001  Heinz-Gert Woschek
  • 1998  Wolfgang Siben
  • 1998  Peter von Weymarn
  • 1993  Hans-Jürgen Podzun