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The "German Winegrowers 'Association" based in Bonn was founded as a professional organization of German winegrowers in Trier in 1874 under the name "German Winegrowers' Association", which at that time was still made up of individual members. The first president was Dr. Adolph Blankenhorn (1843-1906). In 1913 a strict organizational form was established under the current name. The first chairman was Franz Eberhard Buhl (1867-1921); Owner of the winery Reichsrat von Buhl, The regional winegrowing associations of the growing areas in Germany, the Raiffeisen associations and the Federation of German Rural Youth (BDL). The official organ is The German viticulture (DDW) with topics from viticulture and oenology, There is close cooperation with the German Raiffeisen Association u. the German Farmers' Association.

The DWV sees itself as a platform for organizing the exchange of knowledge and information between science / research, the supplier industry and winegrowing practice. This is done continuously by the organization of its working groups, on the basis of the recommendations of which the Board of Directors with representatives from all wine-growing regions and representatives of the cooperative associations as well as other well-known national and international organizations such as VDP. ECOVIN and OIV Makes decisions. The most important current topics include grape breeding and finishing, Spread of plant diseases as a result of climate change like the migration of the disease Flavescence doree, Questions about plant protection, international standards work, wine and health, Analysis consumer market and foreign trade as well wine law Ask.

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