VDP. Die Prädikatsweingüter

The Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates, abbreviated VDP), is an elite group of some 200 quality-oriented German vintners who are committed to terroir-driven viticulture at the highest level.


Each member is an individualist, yet all share something in common: the “VDP eagle” – a stylized eagle bearing a cluster of grapes – a symbol of pure wine pleasure. This emblem on the capsule of a bottle guarantees wines of the highest quality from some of the finest wine estates of Germany.

Subject to high standards, the VDP and its members are a bastion of quality in today’s globalized world. They oppose anything that makes wine nondescript and artificial.

The VDP believes that wine is an expression of joie de vivre, be it a 100-point cult wine or a dependable, more affordable regional wine in the Gutswein category.

The “VDP eagle” on the capsule stands for both. There’s no better sign of quality.

Quality Philosophy

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The refined VDP.Classification is the key to terroir-driven viticulture in Germany.

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The VDP national association, with headquarters in Mainz, serves as an umbrella organization for ten regional associations.

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Founded in 1910, the VDP is the world’s oldest association of wine estates.

Facts & Figures

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