Follow up report

Once again, the winemakers of the VDP can look back on a successful auction weekend.

A select group of guests was able to experience the auction traditionally "wet" on site - that means with the auction wines for tasting. At the same time, wine fans from all over the world could follow the auctions in Trier and Bad Kreuznach virtually and bid for the coveted wines. Besides auctioneers Max von Kunow and Prince Michael zu Salm-Salm, Master of Wine Caro Maurer moderated the program in an entertaining way.


This year's VDP.Nahe auction featured a double novelty: On the one hand, the auction took place for the first time in a location that is unusual for wine tastings - the Cineplex cinema in Bad Kreuznach. Thus, the guests and bidders could lean back comfortably in a cinema seat, were provided with the auction samples in the cinema hall and could experience the short portrait films of the winemakers on large screen as well as with surround sound system. On the other hand the moderator Caro Maurer MW and auctioneer prince Michael to Salm Salm were during the auction again and again to wine enthusiasts from New York, Paris and Berlin switched on, which underlined the internationality of the auctions reached in the meantime once more.

Once again, the auction in Bad Kreuznach brought absolute top results as well as a new record total result of 1,696,657€ net or 2,119,972.92€ including fees and VAT. The generosity of the bidders was also reflected in the auction of the charity box with wines from all participating wineries: €5,000 was donated by the "Grey Eagles" and thus the vintners Armin Diel, Werner Schönleber, Helmut Dönnhoff, Prince Michael zu Salm-Salm, Stefan Rumpf as well as Jens Reidel. The proceeds of the box go to the fundraising campaign #deradlerhilft, which benefits the reconstruction as well as the future of the Ahr viticulture after the flood disaster in summer.

Record results

Keller, Rheinhessen
16.100 Euro

2020 Zellertaler Kreuzberg Riesling trocken | VDP.ERSTE LAGE® - 3 L
Battenfeld Spanier, Rheinhessen
8.100 Euro

2020 "La Borne" Alte Reben Riesling - 0,75L
Wittmann, Rheinhessen
330 Euro

2020  BRÜCKE Riesling GG | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 1,5L
H. Dönnhoff, Nahe
1.100 Euro

2020 AUF DER LEY Riesling GG | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 3L
Emrich-Schönleber, Nahe
1.650 Euro

*All quoted riser prices net, excluding taxes and fees and rounded to euro amounts.


The tradition of wine auctions in Trier could be continued this year with the 134th PREDICATE WINE AUCTION and 3rd GROSSE GEWÄCHSE auction of the GROSSEN RING VDP.Mosel-Saar-Ruwer e.V. with great success. Many international guests in the hall and online viewers from around the world followed a highly exciting wine auction under the direction of auctioneer Max von Kunow.

Predicate wines and great rarities were auctioned off. Through the further development and the use of an auction software, developed by the GROSSEN RING in cooperation with the University of Trier, the overall processes have been further optimized and the bidding of the worldwide interested parties has been professionalized. The auctions of the GROSSEN RING achieved total net proceeds of 1.865.855,00€.


1991 RAUSCH Riesling Eiswein | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 1,5 l
Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
3.000 Euro

2018 HERRENBERG Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 1,5L
Maximin Grünhaus – Familie von Schubert, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
7.850 Euro

2020 SCHARZHOFBERGER GK Riesling Auslese | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 1,5L
Egon Müller-Scharzhof, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
6.000 Euro

2020 SONNENUHR, Wehlen LGK Riesling Auslese | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 1,5L
Joh. Jos. Prüm, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2.800 Euro

2013 PRÄLAT Réserve Riesling GG | VDP.GROSSE LAGE® - 3L
Dr. Loosen, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
4.100 Euro

*All quoted riser prices net, excluding taxes and fees and rounded to euro amounts.