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The VDP is supported and accompanied by its partners and sponsors with great commitment. This cooperation, which has often been lived for many years, is characterised by shared ideals, generous commitment and friendly solidarity.


The Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co. KG is the supplier of the most popular mineral water brand on the German market. Gerolsteiner serves all relevant mineral water segments in different packaging variants. Strictly oriented to consumer wishes, the company from the Vulkaneifel region fully exploits all possibilities of its own innovative strength. Peach, exotic fruits, vanilla, cocoa and coffee... the aromas that can be tasted in wine are so varied. However, care should not only be taken when selecting a good wine, but also when choosing the right mineral water. In order to support the development of the aromas, it is important to add the right mineral water to each wine.

ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS, founded in 1872 in Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, distributes its products worldwide in over 120 countries. Consistent investments in new technologies and products as well as sustainable actions are the core of the company philosophy. ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS, with over 140 years of tradition, is at the forefront of crystal glass manufacturers when it comes to tableware, drinks and living. Oenological excellence and design for professional applications and enjoyment at home also characterise the product worlds. The cooperation with top gastronomes and renowned designers as well as sustainable material and product innovations make ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS the leading supplier worldwide.

ProWein is the leading trade fair for the international wine and spirits sector. It has been held annually in Düsseldorf since 1994 and has experienced enormous dynamic development to this day. With over 3,600 exhibitors from around 50 countries, ProWein offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the international wine and spirits sector.

Spirits offer. More than 39,000 trade visitors from all over the world use the leading trade fair to gather information, make contacts and do business.

Gaggenau is a small town in the Black Forest. The company was founded there in 1683. At the beginning of the 60s the first fitted kitchen appliances were produced here, which could be bought in Europe. Their name: "Gaggenau".

Gaggenau, whose quality maxim represents a triad of functionality, materiality and design, combines its own high standards to the product with the wines of the Prädikatsweingüter. A tasteful combination in the truest sense of the word, because just like the Prädikatsweingüter, the Gaggenau company has a tradition that goes back centuries.


BT-Watzke GmbH is a traditional company whose roots go back to the year 1892. Today the company is one of the leading capsule producers and serves a worldwide and broad market with its products.


SV Sparkassen Versicherung is a competent consultant for insurance and pension products. It is part of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe - the largest financial group in Germany. The company focuses on high-quality products and customer-friendly conditions. The quality of its products and advisory services is reflected in numerous awards from independent institutions. More than 400 of its own branches and 106 savings banks including branches create a nationwide support network in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Rhineland-Palatinate.

MEININGER VERLAG was founded in 1903 by Daniel Meininger in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. With the weekly trade journal "Das Weinblatt", subtitled "für den reellen Weinbau und Weinhandel", he started a publishing company which today is not only one of the oldest specialist publishers in Germany but also one of the leading wine publishers in Europe. Amongst the publications are Weinwirtschaft, Der Deutsche Weinbau, Getränkewirtschaft, MEININGERs WEINWELT, MEININGERs SOMMELIER, ...


The Van Nahmen fruit pressing plant is the third and fourth generations to continue the proven tradition of handcrafted must making in the Lower Rhine region. They press all local fruits themselves and, in addition to the usual fruit juices, also produce specialities such as pure apple juices, rhubarb juice and alcohol-free fruit seccos.

With high-quality labels from the production of GEWA Etiketten, the company implements the philosophy of the VDP.winegrowers and gives the wines that certain extra.

VICCI Caffe is a coffee roasting company from Bad Bramstedt in Northern Germany. Since 2008, espresso and coffee beans have been roasted here, making every coffee speciality a special experience.

The Bitburger brewery group brews and markets exclusively premium beers and, with an output of more than seven million hectolitres, is one of the leading brewery groups in Germany. Bitburger Premium Pils is the number one draught beer brand and owes its unmistakable taste to the excellent Bitburger seal hops. The Benedictine white beers are brewed as part of a distribution partnership next to the brewery in the Ettal monastery in Lich. The original recipe from the Ettal monastery and the original Ettal cellar yeast make it a special treat.

The online job portal weinjobs.com is a medium of the agroVITIS e.U.. It offers companies from the wine industry the possibility to address their open job applications to job seekers.

"Cool" wines - this is made possible by the easy-cooler® innovation. Originating from the idea of simplicity, it works without electricity! Technical problems? ... excluded! In addition, there are 60 variants to choose from. easy-cooler® is a clean solution and can be used as a cooler for any event. easy-cooler® is an Austrian invention with headquarters in Bavaria and is made of high-quality materials in the company's own wine cooler manufactory.

JF Hillebrand was founded in 1844 by Jan Friedrich Hillebrand in Mainz and is the world market leader in beverage logistics with more than 2,000 employees in over 80 countries around the world. JF HillebrandDeutschland GmbH specialises in the export and import of wine, beer and spirits.

Mainzer Stadtwerke and its subsidiaries and associated companies ensure that Mainz and the region are reliably supplied with energy and drinking water around the clock.

The wineBANK pilot project was implemented at the end of 2009 in Eltville-Hattenheim am Rhein. The core of the concept is the rental of lockers for storing wine under optimal climatic conditions in aesthetically pleasing rooms accessible to tenants at all times. Based on the existing pilot project, the concept was implemented at several national and international locations with local operators as part of a franchise concept. There are now seven operating locations.

Tradition, history, quality and warm hospitality characterise the more than 200 Romantik Hotels & Restaurants and 300 partner hotels in ten European countries. Romantik hoteliers welcome travellers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scotland, Italy, Spain and France. For more than 45 years, the sales and marketing cooperation has been presenting the entire variety of individual hotels: from high-quality country guesthouses to unique wellness hotels to urban luxury hotels. Excellent cuisine, genuine regionality and history that can be experienced unite the personally managed hotels to an exclusive collection for the highest demands under the umbrella of the strong Romantik brand.

Wein-Plus has been the best known wine network in Europe for 20 years.

OTHER partners

The technical school for sommeliers in Germany! The school understands itself in the areas: Training, seminars, marketing and consulting as a service provider for the gastronomy, hotel and wine industries.

For almost 20 years, the German Wine and Sommelier School (DWS) has been offering a systematic, self-contained wine training programme for the most modern demands.

The National Museums in Berlin with their numerous collections belong to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Together with their institutions, they form a universal museum for the preservation, research and communication of art and cultural treasures of the entire history of mankind.

The IHK Academy Munich and Upper Bavaria offers continuing education courses in the field of gastronomy and summer series and thus opens up many possibilities for personal career planning.

The Institute of Masters of Wine is provider of one of the most prestigious training courses in the wine world, the Master of Wine (MW).

The online meat mail order for the best steaks! Meat for gourmets - supplier of top gastronomy - quality you can taste.