The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bergerac is the representative of the wine industry in the region. It is the central professional organisation for the wine region of Bergerac.
The C.I.V.RB. was created by two groups of wine professionals (wine traders and wine growers) on February 26, 1953. These representative bodies known in France as 'inter' are private bodies recognised by the state, that bring together partners in the chain of production. In the wine industry, this means representing the two families that are winegrowing and wine trading.
Interprofessional life requires respect for key principles:
- Representation: On the formation of the interprofessional organisation, the Public Authorities ensure the representativeness of each trade association in the industry. This then allows a balanced representation by the inter itself.
- Joint balance: The balance between colleges in the organisation must be equal and must be respected.
- Unanimous: Decision making for major items must be unanimous.
The government only recognises a single inter per region. In the wine sector, there are twenty inter.
The C.I.V.R.B. has economic, technical and development tasks:
Development: Promotion of the wines of the region is 75% of its overall budget. Development and promotion of products in different markets is achieved through collective action in terms of communication and consumer information.
Economic: Organisation and harmonisation of practices and industrial relations in use. Management of production and of the market. Knowledge of supply and demand. Adaptation and adjustment of the offer. Implementation of the rules of marketing under the supervision of the State. Market transparency through data collection, preparation and publication of statistics.
Technical: product quality. Establishment of technical standards and applied research programs of development. Realisation of research and experimentation on the product, at various stages of development, to meet the quality, health and environment requirements.
The C.I.V.R.B. is a private institution of public law prerogatives.
It is funded by:
- A special tax, fixed under the Finance Act.
- A interprofessional subscription, or a mandatory voluntary contribution, that we determine and apply after agreement with the supervisory ministries. These taxes are levied on the movement of wine. Our capital base is therefore based on the volume of wine marketed and not on the harvest volume.