The winegrowers' association in the German region Rheingau was founded by Bernhard in 1984 Breuer (1947-2004) founded with the aim of the classic Rheingau Riesling to protect. Most recently, about 50 winegrowers were members. Over time, there has been an increasing overlap with membership and objectives VDP Rheingau, as a result, the Rheingau Charter went there in March 1999. However, some companies continue to produce the Charter wines according to almost the same specifications. The dry to medium-dry aged wines must be made from 100% Riesling from the best Rheingau locations. This corresponds to the four-tier VDP quality pyramid First location or Great location, Confusingly, the location must not be on the front label, but only on the back label. Compared to the legal requirements, the wines have to be eight degrees higher Mostgewicht exhibit.
Marketing may start at the earliest from September 1 of the year following the harvest. An elected examination board monitors through Blinverkostungen the quality before and after filling. You can recognize the chartariesling by the classic brown Rheingauer Schlegel bottle, the "Charta Wein" signet, the Romanesque double arch, the capsule and the back label, In 1987, the Rheingau Charter decided to present the wines for the vintage presentation Glorious Rheingau days, which are organized annually by the VDP-Rheingau. See also under First crop and VDP classification,