Four producer countries support continued planting authorisations after 2030

Tuesday April 30 2019 by Vitisphere

Within the Council of Europe, France was the only country to advocate retention of this system of managing vineyard growth.Within the Council of Europe, France was the only country to advocate retention of this system of managing vineyard growth. - Photo credit : Marion Ivaldi

2030 is the fateful date set by European legislation for the end of the planting authorisation system. But French appellations have other ideas. Their producers’ organisation, CNAOC, is campaigning for the system to continue and applauds a vote by the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee in early April to extend the deadline to 2050. The vote, though, has little value, and the political changes that Europe is about to undergo next month could call into question the position reached by MEPs.

For the AOCs, defending the system of planting authorisations is therefore more topical than ever and, to demonstrate the unity amongst European producers on the issue, the Cnaoc invited three European representatives of AOC producers to its congress on 25 April in Colmar: Alexandre Comellas, secretary general of the Cava Council (Spain), Riccardo Curbastro, chairman of Federdoc (Italy) and Christian Schwörer, secretary general of the Deutscher Weinbauverband. Bernard Farges, chairman of Efow and Cnaoc, completed the panel to voice French views.

One after the other, the four men all voiced their support for the planting authorisation system and their desire to see the system continue. Their unity is important in view of the findings of Frédéric Michel, deputy director for Europe of the DGPE. He stated that within the Council of Europe, France was the only country to advocate retention of this system of managing vineyard growth.

 

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