In the German state Rheinland-Pfalz In 1990, the first winegrowing enterprises began to switch to what was initially considered integrated-controlled farming. At that time, 40 Palatinate winemakers joined the working group "Integrated viticulture palatinate " together; Shortly thereafter followed the German growing areas Moselle. Rheinhessen and Near, From the working group Palatinate is then the "Advisory Ring Controlled Environmentally Friendly Viticulture Palatinate eV", with currently 55 members on 700 hectares of vineyards, emerged. In total, about 1,000 hectares of vineyards in Rhineland-Palatinate are processed according to the KUW guidelines.
The aim of the "Controlled environmentally friendly viticulture Palatinate" is to preserve the biodiversity in the vineyards and to produce wines of the highest quality with as far as possible conservation of the natural balance and with an economically justifiable additional effort. The foundation is formed by three pillars, which are more beneficial to use Pesticides, a targeted, needs-based fertilization and soil care with rich species greening, The winegrowers undertake to comply with the guidelines set by the Ministry in Rhineland-Palatinate and undergo annual inspections. If the result is positive, a seal is awarded.