20 years of VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS®
The year was 2002, the place was Berlin, when the VDP launched the VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® wines concept for all of Germany in Berlin for the first time. A milestone for the association of today 200 top wineries and the classification that highlights the origin of great wines in Germany.
International personalities of the wine world, such as the two British wine critics Hugh Johnson and Michael Broadbent, accompanied this step at that time, so to speak as godfathers of the "GGs". 20 years later, the winegrowers of the VDP look back on an internationally recognized classification of origins and the renaissance of the great dry wines from the best vineyard sites. Today, the brand VDP.GROSSES GEWÄCHS® enjoys worldwide esteem on a par with the Grands Crus of the well-known wine-growing countries.
The VDP celebrates its anniversary party on 20th August 2022 at the Jagdschloss Platte in Wiesbaden. The celebration will take place with the winegrowers of the member wineries as well as all loyal and supportive fellows who accompanied this path over the past 20 years. A look back is not to be missed: with top wines from the last 20 years from 2001 to 2021 and the words of those who had the vision and the perseverance over almost 30 years to lay the foundation for today's success.
The full press release of the VDP can be found here.
A review as a movie: 30 years of classification - 20 years of GG
In order to tell and document the story of the path and the wines, the VDP has taken the anniversary as an opportunity to summarize the last 30 years in the form of a film in words and pictures that is both documentary and entertaining. The video can be found here.