Abbreviation for the association "Deutscher Prädikats Winzergenossenschaften". It was founded in 1996. Today the union represents 11 Winzergenossenschaften
with 5,624 members or winegrower families that manage a total of 4,000 hectares of vineyards in the five growing areas of Baden, Franconia, Palatinate, Rheinhessen and Württemberg. The members are committed to quality management in accordance with ISO 9000 and eco-audit and strive for environmentally friendly, Organic viticulture
at. The motto is "In vino qualitas quinquies = In wine is five times quality"
. This is to say that quality is not created by layer classification, but ennobled by soil, microclimate, vintage, grape variety and especially by the art of the winemaker and the cellar master. Member is for example the Winzergenossenschaft Achkarren