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Today's "Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e.V." was founded in 1910 under the name "Verband Deutscher Naturweinversteigerer e.V.". This was done on the initiative of the mayor of Trier Albert von Bruchhausen (1859-1948), who was also the first chairman of the association. Model and predecessor was the Großer Ring VDP Mosel, which had been founded two years before. Founding members were associations of some growing areas. The aim at that time was to sell the wines of the members, which were produced according to special quality standards, at auctions. In 1972, the name was changed from "Verband der Versteigerungsvereine" to "Verband der Weingüter". The name was changed to "Verband Deutscher Prädikatswein- und Qualitätsweingüter e.V." (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates and Quality Wine Estates) in 1990, and its goals were revised. Michael Prinz zu Salm-Salm became president.

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