Primum Familiae Vini
Primum Familiae Vini (often abbreviated PFV, Latin: "First/best families of the wine") an association of family-owned wineries with a membership limited to twelve families/wineries. The association was established 1993 by Miguel Torres and Robert Drouhin (of Maison Joseph Drouhin), after they had first come up with the idea in 1990. The goal was to organise some of the best wine-producing families of the world, and to facilitate exchange between them. Requirements for membership is ownership of a winery which belongs to the top echelon of its region, and enjoys a high international reputation. New members are only accepted by unanimous decision.
Current members of the PFV
As of 2009, PFV has eleven members.
- Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
- Château Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux (Pauillac), France
- Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy (Beaune), France
- Egon Müller Scharzhof, Mosel (Saar), Germany
- Hugel & Fils, Alsace, France
- Pol Roger, Champagne, France
- Perrin & Fils (owners of Château de Beaucastel), Rhône (Orange), France, from 2006
- Symington Family, Douro/Oporto, Portugal
- Tenuta San Guido (the producer of Sassicaia), Tuscany, Italy
- Bodegas Torres, Catalonia, Spain
- Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Former members of the PFV
A few former members have had to leave after they have no longer qualified as family-owned wineries.
- Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Rhône, France, until 2006
- Mondavi, California (Napa Valley), United States, until 2005
- Primum Familiae Vini: History, accessed on December 25, 2009
- Primum Familiae Vini, accessed on December 25, 2009
- Primum Familiae Vini: A new family from the Rhone region for PFV, 20 January 2006
- Primum Familiae Vini: Primum Familiae Vini is back again to 11 members, 8 January 2005