German expession for "wine fraternity Rheinhessen". Founded in October 1970 in Oppenheim, where it is also located ("Weinbruderschaft Rheinhessen zu Sankt Katharinen"). Purely idealistic union of friends of Rheinhessen wine from all professions and social classes with a limited number of members. The aim is to cultivate and promote wine culture, to increase the knowledge of wine, to stand up for the honor wine and to keep in touch with other wine fraternities. "Brudermeister" is Otto Schätzel, Nierstein.