The Saint-Emilion Wine Council brings together 970 winegrowers for the 4 appellations: Puisseguin Saint-Emilion, Lussac Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
It was the first wine syndicate created in France in 1884 and paved the way for many estates: it was here that the first cooperative winery in the Gironde was born, and the control of wines through tasting.
Today, the aim of the Saint-Emilion Wine Council is to :
- Promote the appellations of Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion through public relations and press relations actions both in France and abroad.
- Carrying out the missions delegated by the State as the AOC Defence and Management Body: drawing up specifications with the INAO and inspection plans with the Inspection Body, identifying operators, monitoring winegrowing operations, participating in actions to defend and protect the name, product and terroir, enhancing the value of the product and providing statistical knowledge of the sector.
- To provide its members with a wide range of advice and services in all areas affecting the life of the farm: brand protection, wine-growing regulations, oenology, viticulture, training, etc.