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The vintners association in the German cultivation area Wuerttemberg was founded in 1986 as "Study Group New Oak Cask". It consists of companies that are the Barrique have prescribed. The later chosen name is formed from the initial letters of the five founding companies and refers to the roasting of the barrels with the name of the Greek God of the Underworld (Hell). these are Prince of Hohenlohe-Oehringen and Sonnenhof. Adelmann. Drautz-Able. Ellwanger Jürgen, Later came the State Teaching and Research Institute vineyard which provides scientific support. The main aim of the association was to help the better reputation and appreciation of barrique development in Germany at that time and until the mid-1990s through appropriate campaigns and above all high-quality wines. The HADES seal is awarded only to the best vintages and as part of a sensory Examination by the members granted. Another union with a similar purpose is the German Barrique Forum,

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