The winegrowers' association was founded in 1993 in Bad Durkheim in Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany) founded. There are 24 member farms from the growing area palatinate, At the general meeting in January 2019, a new board was elected, headed by Marco Göbel and Marius Meyer. The association deals intensively with the red wine. The goal is the production of small Barrique matured top-quality red wines of international format from the Palatinate. This is encouraged by lively exchanges between members.
The members commit to the defined quality criteria the Association. Only the Rotwqeinsorten Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Merlot and Syrah, The earnings is limited to a maximum of 45 hl / ha. The vintage is done exclusively by hand-picking. The content of residual sugar may not exceed 3 g / l for red wines. The usage of Wood chips (Wood chips), the concentration of grape must and grape must bottling on liter bottles are prohibited according to regulations.
The vineyards are always checked and qualified keg samples carried out. In an annual blind tasting The wines are then judged by the members of the forum on points, and the best awarded as the "GREAT WINES" of the year. There are many activities and events on the topic of wine. These are the selection and presentation of the collection of Grosser Weine, annual presentation in the " Dürkheim barrel ", Joint performances at the ProWein in Düsseldorf and culinary accompanied wine evenings in the Palatinate top gastronomy. In addition, international comparative wine tasting, internal drum sampling and field trips will be conducted.