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The present "Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter e.V." was founded in 1910 under the name "Verband Deutscher Naturweinversteigerer e.V.". This was on the initiative of the mayor of Trier Albert von Bruchhausen (1859-1948), who was also the first chairman of the association. The model and predecessor was the Großer Ring VDP Mosel, which had been founded two years earlier. Founding members were associations of some growing regions. The aim at that time was to sell the wines of the members, produced according to special quality standards, at auctions. In 1972 there was a change from "Verband der Versteigerungsvereine" to "Verband der Weingüter". A change of name to "Verband Deutscher Prädikatswein- und Qualitätsweingüter e.V." with a new version of the objectives took place in 1990. Michael Prinz became president of Salm-Salm.

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