The vintners association in the German cultivation area Rheingau was founded in 1984 by Bernhard Breuer (1947-2004) founded with the goal of the classical Rheingauer Riesling to protect. Recently, about 50 winegrowing companies were members. Over time, membership and objectives have become increasingly overlapping VDP Rheingau as a result of which the Charta Rheingau opened in March 1999. However, the Charter wines continue to be produced by some companies according to almost the same specifications. The dry to medium-dry developed wines must be made from 100% Riesling from the best Rheingauer Lagen. This corresponds within the four-level VDP quality pyramid of the First location or Great location, The situation is confusing but not on the front label but only on the back label. Compared to the legal requirements, the wines have to be an 8 ° Oe higher Mostgewicht respectively.
The marketing may take place at the earliest from 1 September of the year following the harvest. An elected board of examiners supervises Blinverkostungen before and after bottling the quality. The Chartariesling can be recognized by the classic brown Rheingauer Schlegel bottle, the signet "Charter Wine", the Romanesque double sheet, the capsule and the back label, In 1987, the Rheingau Charter for the vintage presentation of the wines were the Glorious Rheingau days launched today, organized annually by the VDP-Rheingau. See also below First crop and VDP classification,