In the German state Rheinland-Pfalz In 1990, the first winegrowers started to switch to the initially known as integrated-controlled economy. At that time, 40 Palatinate winemakers joined the working group “Integrated viticulture palatinate " together; the German growing regions followed shortly thereafter Moselle. Rheinhessen and Near, From the Palatinate Working Group, the "Advisory Ring on Controlled Environmentally Sound Wine-growing Palatinate eV", with 55 members on 700 hectares of vineyards, was created. A total of around 1,000 hectares of vineyards are cultivated in Rhineland-Palatinate according to the KUW guidelines.
The aim of the “controlled, environmentally friendly wine-growing in the Palatinate” is to preserve the biodiversity in the vineyards and, with the greatest possible protection of the natural balance and with an economically justifiable additional effort, to produce wines of the highest quality. The basis is formed by three pillars, which are beneficial to the beneficial species Pesticides, a targeted, needs-based fertilization and floor care with species-rich greening, The winemakers undertake to comply with the guidelines given by the ministry in Rhineland-Palatinate and to undergo annual controls. If the result is positive, a seal is awarded.