The wine association, consisting of nine family-run wineries from nine growing regions in Germany, was founded in 1992. For the purpose of joint marketing, this was done together with Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft Meckenheim. Joint events such as wine tastings and presentations are organised. The motto was "9 terroirs, 9 families, 9 top crus". In 2023, the Fürstlich Castell'sches Domänenamt (Franconia) left the association. The remaining 8 estates are:
An international family estate association with similar objectives is PFV (Primum Familiae Vini).
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