It consists of the Association Wines Tuscany DOP and IGP, the first unified body of Tuscan viticulture quality representation.
It is a historical event for our industry and our region, because formally marks the beginning of a common path between organizations that for decades have mainly taken care of interests linked to individual names and individual territories.
The decision to set A.VI.TO. is over a long period of close collaboration between the Tuscan Consortia, started in summer 2014 with the well-known story of the Territorial Plan (PIT) and continued later on other issues that affect the general interest of the wine industry , starting with the issue of ungulates which led to the recent approval of a law specific objective by the Regional Council.
In the intentions of the founders A.VI.TO. It will represent unit interests of the entire sector, the largest consortiums as smaller ones, giving voice to the plurality of experiences that constitute the real wealth of the Tuscan viticulture, as well as one of the success factors that led it to establish itself as one of the key players in the international market.
The Association intends to cooperate with institutions, the Trade Associations and Professional Organizations to develop work programs that aim to strengthen the sector, increasing its competitiveness and positioning in markets around the world.
They currently have joined A.VI.TO. 16 consortiums representing Protection of about 5,000 companies, with estimated sales of around one billion Euros and a greater than 70% export share.