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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Despite repeated bouts of poor weather in 2013, VDP vintners were able to harvest a crop of good quality, albeit small in quantity. First-class sites, unerring reactions, and patience were the key to success in this difficult year. Good quality was harvested in nearly all regions, yet in some cases, dramatically small yields pose a great challenge...

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Tasters' Notes on Germany's Top Dry Wines Vintage 2012/11

Wiesbaden: Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – VDP.GROSSE LAGE – prior their official market release...

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September 2012: Every year, in late August, journalists and wine merchants from all over the world gather in Wiesbaden for a sneak preview of the newest vintage. It’s an opportunity to sample and evaluate wines from Germany’s top vineyards – Erste Lage – prior their official market release on the first of September. The official premier of the...

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Small Vintage in 2010 • Great Challenges • Business was Good in 2011

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VDP Prädikat Wine Estates quite pleased with quantity and quality of new vintage

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The VDP / Prädikat Wine Estates’ Assessment:

Very Satisfied with the Quality of a Very Small Harvest

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The VDP Prädikatsweingüter (Prädikat Wine Estates) took advantage of the icy temperatures of recent days to harvest grapes for Eiswein. Here are a few reports from growers in various parts of German wine country.

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Winter Time is "Eiswein"-Time: The VDP Prädikatsweingüter (Prädikat Wine Estates) took advantage of the icy temperatures last night (January 16) to start the harvest grapes for Eiswein.

 

Here are a few reports from growers in various parts of German wine country.

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