Why a classification?

The VDP developed an in-house vineyard classification in response to unfortunate consequences of the 1971 German wine law. Among other things, the law made it very difficult to identify which wines truly offer exceptional quality. Other deficiencies...

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The sites

VDP.ERSTE LAGEN® and VDP.GROSSE LAGEN® number among the very best vineyard sites of Germany, within which the finest parcels have been narrowly demarcated. They provide optimal growing conditions for consistently achieving a ripe crop from which wines of the highest quality are produced, as evidenced over a long period of time.

Digitalization of the VDP sites will be online October 2017