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.


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.

"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.

Established in 1921, family-owned German company Vollherbst is a prominent supplier of highly refined labels for multiple clients in the beverage and luxury food sector. Vollherbst offers a technical solution to all various label requirements - whether self-adhesive, wet-glue labels or subsequent overprints and much more. As leaders in the field of specialty labels, the Vollherbst team is always open to new ideas and approaches. The result is products such as our craftLABEL and LABELinmotion augmented reality app. We’re proud to have received recognition for our unique products by being included in the list of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany in the 2021 Top 100 competition. We were also named winner in the sustainability category of the 2020 Printer of the Year competition. We annually print 500.000.000 labels for brands of our clients. Our clients are more than just customers; they are our partners in the joint pursuit of innovation and excellence.

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 online job portal 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.

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

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.

For 15 years, Kaffeerösterei Müller has been passionately refining coffee from the best growing regions worldwide into true gourmet coffees. As a regional coffee manufacturer, the roastery supplies a large number of private households, companies and catering establishments in the Rhine-Main region, as well as serving coffee specialties in its branches and at the weekly market in Mainz as an additional service.

The 1st FSV Mainz 05 is the sporting flagship of the region. With refreshing soccer and a variety of social projects, the 05ers stand for joie de vivre, passion, tolerance, and community spirit. Sustainability is also a top priority at FSV - Mainz 05 is a pioneer in the Bundesliga when it comes to climate neutrality and environmental protection.

Wall GmbH is a Germany-wide specialist for innovative street furniture as well as premium outdoor advertising and part of the JCDecaux SA group, the number 1 in outdoor advertising worldwide. The company has been based in Berlin since 1984 and is the leading provider of backlit and digital outdoor advertising and transport media in the capital. Wall also has its own production plant in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region with around 10,000 square meters of production space.

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.

QL Hotels & Restaurants is an exclusive association of over 130 independent, small, exceptional and authentic hotels. Culinary delights and very individual accommodations go hand in hand at the top hotels affiliated with QL. The chefs all enjoy a good to excellent reputation. Some of the city hotels do not have their own restaurant. However, there is always an excellent restaurant in the immediate vicinity. Take a look at the QL Hotels & Restaurants - and enjoy!

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 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 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 VINOPHILIUM Wine Academy is an owner-operated school for all wine enthusiasts - from wine lovers to professionals. It offers first-class training tailored to individual needs with an extensive program of wine seminars & sommelier courses in Stuttgart. In addition, participants are part of a wine-loving community from day one: "Wine Together" is the name of the unique concept of learning and networking.

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 German Hotel Academy (DHA) opens up paths to professional wine consulting and tasting for beginners and gastronomy experts. Those interested can continue their education digitally and alongside their job and thus set the course for a professional career in wine consulting. The DHA is one of the few German partners of the internationally renowned British "Wine & Spirit Education Trust" - with the highest number of graduates in Germany.

For over 25 years, the Weinakademie Österreich has been open to all wine enthusiasts with its own seminar and continuing education program and is Austria's national wine school. The path to becoming a Wine Academician, the highest level of training at the Weinakademie, leads via the Wine Academician Diploma or the WSET Level 4 Diploma. This is the most sought-after qualification in the international wine trade and also the recommended preliminary stage to the elite Master of Wine (MW).

The wineBANK is a network of private members’ clubs for wine lovers. Our international community brings together wine enthusiasts, suppliers, collectors, novices and kindred spirits interested in raising the bar for their local wine landscape. Each club is intended as a place of gathering, a hub of community and exchange, where people bond over their shared passion for wine. Whether in a small circle or as part of exclusive events, you are always welcome at the wineBANK —in many cases 24/7/365!