The Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti aims to represent and protect the interests of winegrowers before public bodies, and to promote the quality and authenticity of Italian wines.
F.I.V.I. welcomes winegrowers who satisfy the following criteria:
• The winegrower must managed estate-owned vineyards and bottle the wine at the estate cellar, supervising production personally. All or part of the crop must be sold in bottle, under the winegrower’s responsibility, name and label.
• The winegrower must exclude any purchase of grapes or wine for commercial purposes. Grape purchases for vinification are permitted only in extreme circumstances, in compliance with laws in force.
• The winegrower must observe the profession‘s oenological regulations, restricting use of superfluous, expensive additives and focusing attention on the production of healthy grapes that have no need of cosmetic treatments in the cellar.
The winegrower is one of the key figures of contemporary wine. Winegrowers are essential to ensuring that the consumer is purchasing a strongly territory-rooted wine. The winegrower produces the grapes to be vinified, which means that the wine is certified by the grower’s efforts in vineyard and cellar. Provenance is a major factor if wine is to be truly wine, and not just another beverage.
F.I.V.I. strives to forge a strong bond with consumers in order to set in motion an ongoing dialogue between winegrowers and consumers. Growers and consumers are crucial and their alliance as co-producers is one of F.I.V.I.’s strategic objectives.
Not all wines distributed in Italy and elsewhere have a bond with the territory, and not all wines on sale are strongly marked by typicality and culture. We aim to defendthe winegrower because we are convinced that the winegrower is essential for the future of the land and for the future of farming in Italy.
F.I.V.I. strives to keep the grower on the territory:
- to make wine
- to conserve terroirs
- to safeguard the countryside
- to bring enjoyment to consumers