Primum Familiae Vini
Primum Familiae Vini (often abbreviated PFV, Latin: "First Families of Wine") is an association of family-owned wineries with a membership limited to twelve families. 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.
As of 2009, Primum Familiae Vini has eleven members.
- Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
- Château Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux (Pauillac), France
- Maison Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy (Beaune), France
- Egon Müller Scharzhof, Mosel (Saar), Germany
- Famille Hugel, Alsace, France
- Pol Roger, Champagne, France
- Famille Perrin (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
A few members have had to leave after they no longer qualified as family-owned wineries.
- Paul Jaboulet aîné, Rhône, France, until 2006
- Robert Mondavi, California (Napa Valley), United States, until 2005
- Bruno Prats' Château Cos d'Estournel, Bordeaux (Saint-Estèphe) until 1998, after selling their château
- 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 Archived 2010-11-12 at the Wayback Machine, 20 January 2006
- Primum Familiae Vini: Primum Familiae Vini is back again to 11 members Archived 2010-11-12 at the Wayback Machine, 8 January 2005