Not good news for German wine lovers: In the coming months, they will have to adjust to significantly rising prices. Steffen Christmann, President of the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (VDP), set the theme at the opening of the Mainz Wine Exchange. At the press conference he said: "We expect cost increases of 30 percent and thus corresponding price increases." He left it open how high they will be in detail at the wineries of the association. This is because every winery is set up differently and will therefore pass on the rapidly rising costs for raw materials, materials and labour costs to customers to a greater or lesser extent.