An organisation at the crossroads of wine and law


AIDV was founded in 1985 by European and American lawyers to create a forum for studies and debates on legal issues affecting the wine community and the wine trade around the world.

The AIDV aims to involve the relevant authorities in its work in order to inform them of wine law in other countries and thus contribute to its evolution in the direction of international harmonisation.


AIDV enjoys Observer status with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It also follows the activities of many other specialized international wine organizations.
An international non-governmental organization, the AIDV integrates the particularities of the world's wine regions through 5 specialized sections.


The AIDV's members include lawyers, judges, civil servants, notaries, law university professors, students, business leaders or professional organizations and associations.

The AIDV now has more than 350 members, individual and institutional, from 30 countries on five continents.

Wine law

AIDV deals with rural law, intellectual property and counterfeiting, contracts, trade, economic and fraud law, advertising, the environment, jurisprudence, litigation, arbitration and other legal issues applied to the wine and wine sector in a comparative and international manner.