THE EUROPE
OF THE
CIVILIZATION
OF VINE AND WINE

Wine, as humankind, has its identity originating from its roots, from the soil and from the personality of those who cultivate it.
Addressing wine questions within a regional framework, between regions, ensures the fidelity to the culture and to the civilization of wine.

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WHY THE AREV?

The Assembly of European Wine Regions (AREV) is a structure for dialogue and proposal generation, founded in 1988.  Political and professional forum, AREV enables joint strengths under both approaches and success as a direct communication partner with the European institutions.

REPRESENTATIVENESS

The AREV is formed by 50 European wine regions members, represented on a doubled basis with the participation of regional politicians and representatives of wine trade. This model confers AREV with a statute and historic legitimacy.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

Leaning on the strength of its dual representativeness, AREV partakes with all the institutions and entities directly or indirectly responsible for European or World wine and vineyard policy. It is as well involved in all matters linked to vines, wine and related activities.

AREV BOARD MEMBERS

EMILIANO GARCÍA-PAGE SÁNCHEZ
PRESIDENT OF AREV
PRESIDENT OF
CASTILLA-LA MANCHA / SPAIN
ALY LEONARDY
1ST VICE-PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN WINE TRADE COUNCIL (CEPV)
LUXEMBOURG
AYNARD DE CLERMONT-TONNERRE
DEPUTY TO THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT
BRUSSELS

THE EUROPE OF WINE

45%

OF THE WORLD
VINEYARD AREA

52,4%

OF WORLD WINE
CONSUMPTION

58%

OF THE WORLD WINE
GRAPE HARVEST

60%

OF THE WORLD WINE
PRODUCTION

71,9%

OF WORLD WINE EXPORTS
(IN VOLUME)

75,2%

OF WORLD WINE EXPORTS
(IN VALUE)

MAP

THE AREV REGIONS

THE WINE CHARTER

The development of a common deontological code was one of the first tasks undertaken by the AREV: the wine-producing regions imposed their discipline around one main axis: the improvement of quality through authenticity, i.e. through the defence and promotion of the wines of origin.

Unanimously adopted in 1991 by all European wine regions, the Wine Charter is the reference document, both for official institutions and for economic players and consumers, bringing together essential points of European ethics in the field of viticulture and wine.

The aim of the Wine Charter is to defend and promote designations of origin, the quality and authenticity of wines, consumer rights and wine culture.

JOIN THE AREV

MAKE THE VOICE OF YOUR REGION HEARD

CONTACT US

If you wish to obtain information or ask any questions, please click on the following link:

JOIN THE AREV

Find out how to join either as a full member or as an observer member of the AREV.

THE FINANCING OF THE AREV

AREV’s financial resources come from voluntary contributions from the member regions.

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