Geisenheim University and KATALYSE agree on EcoStep-Wine competence partnership


Geisenheim University and the KATALYSE Institute developed and established EcoStep wine together with winegrowers from the Rheingau region on behalf of the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Geisenheim University
Rheingau Winegrowers' Association
GUT Certification Company for Management Systems mbH

EcoStep-Wine looks at the operational processes of a winery and uncovers potential for improvement in general quality management, food safety, environmental protection and occupational health and safety. This can save time and costs and provide evidence with regard to compliance with current legislation. The basis for the implementation of EcoStep-Wine is the internationally recognized ISO standards. This provides the wine industry with a sustainable industry solution.


For the actuality of the system, the KATALYSE Institute have been officially appointed as system responsible for the wine. The Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences has been involved since the start of the project in 2005 and will continue to accompany this task within the framework of the competence partnership.Prof. Dr. Christmann, head of the Institute of Oenology and head of the university's own winery and Prof. Dr. Schultz, president of the university underline the practical claim of EcoStep-Wein.Andrea Bartelmeß, head of the Düsseldorf KATALYSE Institute, expects great benefits for all involved, for the wine industry and in particular for the participating winemakers, who will be able to apply a system that has been scientifically developed and tested as suitable in practice.For hardly any other industry are there comparable "recognized rules of good practice" as in the wine industry.