Abbreviation for the association "Deutscher Prädikats Vinzergenossenschaften". It was founded in 1996. Today the association represents 11 Winzergenossenschaften
with 5,624 members or vintner families who cultivate a total of 4,000 hectares of vineyards in the five growing regions of Baden, Franconia, Palatinate, Rheinhessen and Württemberg. The members commit themselves to quality management according to ISO 9000 and eco-audit and strive for environmentally friendly, Organic viticulture
on. The motto is "In vino qualitas quinquies = In wine there is five times the quality"
. This is to say that quality is not based on location classification, but ennobled by soil, microclimate, vintage, grape variety and above all by the art of the winemaker and the cellar master. The member is, for example Achkarren wine cooperative