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
. Ellwanger Jürgen
, Later came the State Teaching and Research Institute vineyard
which provides scientific support.