The event is from a special show of the now expired hamburger
Wine Fair and was one of the first premium wine shows on the American model. It was from 1993 by German wine journalist and author Mario Scheuermann
(1948-2015) organized. From 1997, it was held twice a year in the stock exchange halls of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. There were always between 100 and 120 wine producers from Germany and Austria. In addition, depending on the concept, there were changing special shows, such as Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and overseas. The "Grand Prix d'Honneur" was awarded for the best wines.