Charles Symington chosen to be new PFV President

Symington Family Estates - 2024-07-02

Charles Symington, our Head Winemaker, will serve as the next President of the Primum Familiae Vini.

Each year, the Primum Familiae Vini (PFV) – an association of twelve prestigious families from the world of wine – appoints one of its members as President to oversee the association for the year and act as its representative at various events around the world. This year, Charles Symington of Symington Family Estates in Portugal succeeds Véronique Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin in France as PFV President for the period July 2024 to June 2025.

On his nomination, Charles said, "I am extremely honored to be taking over from my predecessors at Primum Familiae Vini and to support our twelve families who share the same values: the culture of excellence, love and respect for the earth and the terroir, and the powerful desire to remain family-run, independent businesses and transmit the heritage of our ancestors to the next generation. These are particularly exciting times at PFV. The last 12 months have been fruitful under Véronique Drouhin's leadership, with major advances on climate change issues within the technical committee. Among initiatives that I would like to draw, I will very shortly be proposing that the technical committee focuses on the evaluation of Artificial Intelligence in viticulture and winemaking, a subject of the future that will enable the new generations within the 12 families to contribute their knowledge and share it with our entire group."

Text by Symington Family Estates · Published 2024-07-02
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