The "German Wine Institute" is an institution of the German wine industry. It was founded in 1949 under the name "Deutsche Weinwerbung GmbH". Together with the DWF (German Wine Fund), the institution was based in the "Haus des Deutschen Weines" in Mainz. In Aril 2016, both moved into an office building in Bodenheim, a community directly adjacent to Mainz. The address was changed to "Platz des Weines 2". Together with the DWF, the DWI has been promoting the sales and quality of German wines since the end of the 1940s. At the beginning of 2007, Monika Reule, who studied agricultural engineering, took over as successor to Holger W. Kirsten. There are about a dozen "Information Offices for German Wine" in the most important foreign markets for wine exports, such as London, New York and Tokyo.