FIVI is the acronym for the Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Indipendenti or the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers). It lobbies at national and European level to safeguard independent Italian wine growers. It says its scope is representing and safeguarding the figure of the winemaker in relation to the institutions by promoting the quality and authenticity of Italian wines.
President: 2018 Matilde Poggi.
FIVI groups together winemakers that meet the following criteria:
Winegrowers must cultivate their own vines, and bottle the wine. Purchased grapes are not permitted unless in extreme cases of vinification needs, in conformity with the laws in force.
The winegrower respects the oenological norms of the profession, limiting the use of needless and costly additives, focusing attention on the production of wholesome grapes that do not need “maquillage” (make-up) in the cellar.