VDP.GUTSWEIN – Good from the ground up

Flyer on VDP.Classification

The flyer provides a quick overview of the key points related to the VDP.Classification. Available in German, English, Spanish, French, and Chinese, free of charge, from VDP national headquarters.

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VDP.GUTSWEINE, or regional wines, originate from an estate's holdings within a region. They are entry-level house wines that meet the general standards prescribed by the VDP and provide a good introduction to the VDP's hierarchy that inherently links wine quality with origin.




At least 80% of the estate’s vineyards are planted with traditional grape varieties typical of their region.



Reduced yields of 75/hl/ha*



A VDP.GUTSWEIN bears the name of the wine estate, the region, and the grape variety on the label. The use of the designation VDP.GUTSWEIN on the label or capsule is optional.


Provided they qualify for specific Prädikat, the traditional Prädikats Kabinett and Spätlese are permitted for all styles of wine, from dry to sweet, while the Prädikats Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein or Trockenbeerenauslese are reserved exclusively for lusciously sweet wines.






* We work in and with nature and are often left captive to the whims of the weather. For this reason, we do upon occasion allow vintage-specific regional exceptions to our statutes if the conditions demand it. Among the factors taken into account are the steepness of the vineyards and the number of planted vines.