The winegrowers' association "Riesling Wineries in the Bernkasteler Ring eV" was founded in 1899 as an association of wineries in the Central Moselle. The objective was defined as follows: Our vision is to further promote the appreciation of our wines through a consistent pursuit of quality, to maintain our unique wine culture landscape as the basis of our existence and to support the young generation of Moselle winegrowers 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 guidelines of the founding generation, they cultivate an above-average proportion Riesling vineyards, quite a few even 100%. According to the statutes of the ring, the natural cultivation of the vineyards in the steep slopes that characterize the landscape is an essential contribution to the preservation of the more than 2000 year old cultural landscape on the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer. Despite the highest production costs and limited harvest quantities due to the increase in quality, the Bernkasteler-Ring wineries see the often extremely steep preservation slopes the decisive basis for the preservation of the highest quality and unmistakable quality of the Riesling wines of the growing region Moselle,
In June, the member companies jointly present the new vintage at the Große Riesling presentation. The large Riesling auction, in which the best wines from the growing region are auctioned, has traditionally been held in September since 1901. Especially the noble sweet top crops 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 have at least two sensory Have passed the pre-test. Since the 2005 vintage, the Bernkasteler Ring has been vinifying wines with the designation "Großer Gewächs Bernkasteler Ring" from steep slopes classified within the ring according to the following criteria: limited quantity of 50 hl / ha, at least 93 ° Oechsle, hand-picked, tastefully dry wines, as well as repeated pre-tests the trial commission of the Bernkasteler Ring. The characteristic on the bottle is a badge with the signet "GG Bernkasteler Ring". However, this designation has no relation or connection to Big plant of VDP (Association of German quality wine estates).