ACIBEV – Associação de Vinhos e Espirituosas de Portugal – is the business association, created in January 1975, which represents a significant part of the sector’s turnover – production, distribution, and trade of wines and spirits as well as vinegar and distillation of wine products. Its Associates have an annual turnover of more than six hundred million euros, 60% of which is generated through exports. Among their associates are the majority of national exporting companies, leading companies in the various demarcated regions, and companies that create brands that add value to Portuguese wines.
ACIBEV’s objective is to create an environment conducive to the appreciation and growth of associated companies, so ACIBEV always defends the adoption of policies that contribute to the development and sustainability of a responsible business. ACIBEV intends, as a national association representing the interests of commerce, to contribute with its constructive, consistent, and consensual positions to the evolution of the sector.
ACIBEV represents its members on the Advisory Board of the Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho (IVV), the Interprofessional Council of the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto (IVDP) and the Civil Dialogue Groups on Wine and Spirits, consultative bodies of the European Commission (DGAGRI).
It also represents trade in various bodies of the Wine Certifying Entities in Portugal (Regional Wine Commissions), interprofessional bodies, namely in the CVR of Alentejo, Algarve, Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Setúbal Peninsula, Távora Varosa, Tejo and Vinhos Verdes.
ACIBEV is a member of ViniPortugal, currently representing commerce in its Direction, where it has an active voice. Given the importance that the OIV – International Organization of Vine and Wine – assumed in the Common Market Organization (CMO), ACIBEV joined the CNOIV – National Commission of the OIV in Portugal in 2009. Since 2021, ACIBEV has been a member of the Federation of Portuguese Agro-Food Industries (FIPA). ACIBEV is a member of the Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), SpiritsEurope, the FIVS (Fédération International des Vins et Spiritueux) and the Committee on Vinegars for European Cuisine. As part of its social responsibility activity, it is a member of the European Association WINE IN MODERATION AISBL and, in Portugal, of the Advertising Self Regulation (ARP).