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. The motto is "9 Terroirs, 9 Families, 9 Top Crus". Joint events such as wine tastings and presentations are organized. The nine estates:
An international family estate association with similar objectives is PFV (Primum Familiae Vini).