Conseil Interprofessionnele des Vins de Provence (CIVP)
Definition - What does Conseil Interprofessionnele des Vins de Provence (CIVP) mean?
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), or "The Interprofessional Council of the Wines of Provence" has been a publicly recognized organization of inter-professionals with a collective interest of reinforcing the wine industry in France.
It is their goal to educate the public on the special features of each appellation and increase the influence of its members by action and with financial assistance.
WineFrog explains Conseil Interprofessionnele des Vins de Provence (CIVP)
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) is in accordance with Articles 1.623-1 of the French Rural Code as well as in the European Community Code.
The members of the CIVP include winemakers and wine merchants from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Côtes de Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence AOCs. The organization also includes traders and cooperative cellars.
The organization was first formed in December 2003 and is located in Provence.
Members are appointed by the organization that represents each AOC and make up different committees. Each of the committees defines its own policies depending on budget and programs. They are then submitted to the General Assembly for approval.
Their overall goals are based on four pillars:
- Economy - the knowledge of supply and demand under market regulations
- Techniques - research and experimentation
- Quality - monitoring to check and improve the quality of wines for the market
- Communication - collective communication about the promotion of wines abroad and in France