The AEVP - Associação das Empresas de Vinho do Porto - Is a private non-profit institution founded in January 1975, based in Vila Nova de Gaia
A main purpose of AEVP, enshrined statutorily, is the "representation and protection the interests of its Members and the promotion and defense of Industry and Trade of the Port and Douro wines and other wine products of the Douro demarcated region in the entire country and abroad".
A AEVP brings together 16 Members who currently represent about 90% of sales of Port and 35% of Douro wines with PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), a rare percentage that reflects its unchallenged position in the sector and an undeniable importance in the functioning this.
AEVP holds the vice-presidency of the Interprofessional Council of the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP), which participates at various levels, and is the only representative of trade in the Port Wine Council this section.
A AEVP is present since 1990 in a European wine trade representative association called Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) in Brussels.
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