The VDP is the oldest and only national association of top wineries in the world. 196 Prädikatsweingüter have imposed strict quality standards and standards on themselves – from the grape to the cellar. The four-stage VDP classification pyramid defines the quality of their wines according to origin: VDP.GUTSWEIN, VDP.ORTSWEIN, VDP.ERSTE LAGE® and VDP.GROSSE LAGE®. The VDP.grape eagle on each bottle cap is the quality seal. It stands for terroir-stamped and handcrafted winemaking. VDP.HONORWORD.