Marc Perrin appointed PFV president

Marc Perrin of Famille Perrin in the Rhône has been appointed president of Primum Familiae Vini.

A group made up of 12 family-run wineries from around the world, Perrin takes over from Pol Roger’s Hubert de Billy for a year-long tenure.

Marc Perrin said: “At Famille Perrin, we strongly believe that Family is sustainability and it is a great honour to have been welcomed by this great association and to take part in this amazing adventure. It is my duty and my pleasure to thank my predecessor Hubert de Billy for the great job he did and all the energy he put into it.

“Our companies have a total of more than 2,500 years of experience; for us, the family means the safeguarding of values without which it is impossible to produce great wines and preserve our common heritage. In this we remain symbols, and models, for the world of wine and perhaps even beyond. But time is flying and the world is changing.

“Generations are passing and PFV must keep going and adapting to new challenges so we can be stronger together. It is our role that PFV younger generation learn how valuable it is to keep these wine families going. By passing our experience to them, they will continue to strive to sustain their respective wine regions and the sustainability of these, both economically, socially and environmentally.

“Only by doing so, we will be able to maintain the engagement PFV members all agreed on: a life-long commitment to wine excellence.”

The PFV is currently comprised of: Antinori, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Muller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Familia Torres, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Famille Perrin, Tempos Vega Sicilia, Tenuta San Guido, Symington Family Estates, Pol Roger and Domaine Clarence Dillon – the latter having been invited to join last October.

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