Brussels, 29 March 2021 – During the supertrilogue – in the framework of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – the co-legislators secured key points for wine appellations. EFOW’s members, the European Federation of Origin Wines, warmly welcome these major developments and hope that the reform will be finalised swiftly.
During the supertrilogue, the European Parliament and the Council agreed to: extend the vine planting authorisation scheme until 2045 with two mid-term reviews, a single and specific framework for wine labelling of the nutritional declaration and ingredients, the possibility for wine appellations to benefit from partial de-alcoholisation if they wish to do so.
The President of EFOW, Mr Bernard Farges, expressed his satisfaction with these results: “We welcome the political decisions of this superlogue which take into account the expectations of the wine sector, in particular those of the producers of wine appellations. We thank the rapporteur Mr Andrieu, the shadow rapporteurs Ms Sander and Mr Decerle, as well as the Council Presidency, Portuguese Minister of Agriculture Maria do Céu Antunes, for their support and determination. We hope that the reform will be completed promptly in order to stabilise the regulatory framework and give long-term visibility to winegrowers“.