Only wines that have previously been successful in the "Amtliche Prüfung" and in a regional award can take part in the "Bundesweinprämierung". It is the only award on a federal level, that is given out, and it is given by the DLG. The wines are tasted by experts in a blind tasting panel. The wines can achieve a Bronze, Silver or Golden DLG price, depending on the score.
The wines with the highest score are tasted once again in an additional exam, the winners receive top award "Goldener Preis Extra".