The winegrowers' association "Riesling wineries in the Bernkasteler ring eV" was founded in 1899 as a union of winery owners of the Middle Mosel. The objective was defined as follows: Our vision is to further promote the appreciation of our wines through a consistent striving for quality, to preserve our unique wine culture landscape as the basis of our existence and to support the young generation of Moselle winemakers on their way to the top of German wine producers , The office for the 34 member companies is located in Bernkastel-Kues,
The Bernkasteler Ring is the oldest wine auction company in Germany. According to the specifications of the founding generation, they manage an above-average share Riesling vineyards, not a few even 100%. According to the statutes of the ring, the close-to-nature care of the vineyards in the landscape-defining steep slopes is an essential contribution to the preservation of the 2000-year-old cultural landscape on the Mosel, Saar and Ruwer. Despite the highest production costs and limited quality harvesting reasons, the Bernkasteler-Ring wineries see the receipt of the often extremely steep crops slopes the decisive basis for the preservation of the highest quality and distinctiveness of the Riesling wines of the growing area Moselle,
In June, the member companies will jointly present the new vintage at the Great Riesling presentation. Traditionally, since September 1901, the big Riesling auction has been held in which the best wines of the region are auctioned. Especially the noble sweet lace plants like Beerenauslesen. Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein achieve with these Auctions Maximum prices. All wines that come to presentations or auctions or are placed on the market must be at least twice sensory Preliminary test have passed. Since the 2005 vintage, Bernkasteler Ring wines are vinified under the name of "Grosser Gewächs Bernkasteler Ring" from within classified steep slopes according to the following criteria: limited amount of 50 hl / ha, at least 93 ° Oechsle, hand-picked, tasting dry wines, as well as repeated pre-tasting the test commission of the Bernkasteler Ring. The feature on the bottle is a badge with the sign "GG Bernkasteler Ring". However, this name has no relation or relationship to Big plant of VDP (Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter).