The winegrowers' association "Riesling-Weingüter im Bernkasteler Ring e.V." was founded in 1899 as an association of vineyard owners of the Middle Moselle with the following objective: Our vision is to further promote the appreciation of our wines through a consistent striving for quality, to preserve our unique WeinKulturLandschaft as the basis of our existence and to support the young generation of Moselle winegrowers on their way to the top of the German wine producers. The office for the 35 member wineries is located in Bernkastel-Kues.
The Bernkasteler Ring is the oldest wine auction society in Germany. Following the guidelines of the founding generation, they cultivate an above-average percentage of Riesling vineyards, quite a few even 100%. According to the statutes of the Ring, the near-natural cultivation of the vineyards in the landscape-defining steep slopes is an essential contribution to the preservation of the over 2000-year-old cultural landscape along the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rivers. Despite the highest production costs and limited harvest quantities for reasons of quality improvement, the Bernkasteler Ring wineries see the preservation of the often extremely steep slopes as the decisive basis for maintaining the highest quality and distinctiveness of the Riesling wines of the Moselle growing region.