Active for over 90 years, the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella is an association of grapevine growers, winemakers and bottlers of Valpolicella wine production area, that includes 19 municipalities of Verona province.
The Consorzio has relevant institutional tasks: it takes care of promotion, value enhancement, and information spread for Valpolicella wines and territory, and it is responsible for the tutelage of Valpolicella brand and viticulture in the wine production area. It oversees the surveillance, safeguard and protection of the appellation.
With daily contact with the companies and in-depth knowledge of the area, the Consortium has confirmed itself as a reference point for those looking to discover the Valpolicella and its renowned wines.
1924On November 9, 1924 the first meeting was held in San Pietro in Cariano to set the basis for a “Consortium for the defence of the typical wines of Valpolicella”.
1925The Consortium for the Defence was regularly constituted on February 9, 1925.
1963-1968After the promulgation of the Royal Legislative Decree no. 497 (March 7, 1924) containing regulations for the protection of typical wines, other laws and decrees followed one after the other until the issue of Presidential Decree no. 930 of July 12, 1963 (“Norme per la tutela delle denominazioni di origine dei mosti e dei vini”). This decree dealt with rules for the protection of appellations of origin of musts and wines and allowed the publication in 1968 of the regulations for the Valpolicella wines production.
1970In 1970 the present Consortium was founded under the name of “Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella e Recioto della Valpolicella”
1980In 1980 the Consortium was entrusted with the task of surveillance by Ministerial Decree (July 28, 1980), later reconfirmed in 2000 (Ministerial Decree of November 7, 2000).
2000Since 2000 the association has changed its name to "Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella".
2010With the Legislative Decree no. 61/2010, the role of the Consortium has been changed. The Consortium has become responsible for the promotion and enhancement of the Valpolicella denomination, together with the surveillance of the market.
2013In 2013 the Consortium was assigned “erga omnes” authorization by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies to carry out activities in the interest of all producers in the territory, even for those that are not members.