The FIVI app is here, finding Independent Winegrowers has never been easier
Updates on the FIVI world, geolocation of cellars and useful information on events and fairs: in direct contact with the winemakers thanks to the new application.
App FIVI is the official application of the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers, the first of the winemakers' associations in Europe to use this communication and sharing tool.
The app opens a direct channel on the FIVI world, giving the possibility to easily access the site and stay updated on the association's news . The application also facilitates the meeting on the territory with the winemakers: it is possible to search for members , by alphabetical order, by region or keyword, to geolocalize the FIVI wineries present throughout Italy, to start the navigator to reach them and to get in touch to organize visits and tastings.
"Out of 1300 FIVI members, almost 800 joined the initiative , providing information and data to enter their cellars in the app - explains Rita Babini , FIVI councilor - A collective effort aimed at offering greater opportunities for contact with enthusiasts and supporters, after the postponement of the appointment at the end of November with the Wine Market due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The FIVI app is a tool to strengthen the network of winemakers, encourage meetings in the area and increasingly support wine tourism ".
Among the functions of the application are the localization of the wineries closest to your position and the selection of a list of your favorite ones. It is also possible to easily get in touch with the winemakers and buy their wines through quick keys. The Events section will also include the program of trade fairs in which the Federation will participate with the relative information on the stands and exhibitors.
The FIVI app is available, in Italian or English, for free download in the Apple and Android stores.
FIVI - Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers
The Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers (FIVI) is an association founded in 2008 with the aim of representing the figure of the winemaker before the institutions, promoting the quality and authenticity of Italian wines. By statute, only producers who meet certain specific criteria can join the FIVI: "The FIVI winemaker cultivates his vines, bottles his own wine, personally taking care of his product. He sells all or part of his harvest in bottles, under his responsibility , with his name and his label ".
Currently there are about 1300 associated producers, from all Italian regions, for a total of about 13,000 hectares of vineyards, for an average of about 10 hectares of vineyards per farm. Almost 95 million bottles are marketed and the total turnover is close to 0.8 billion euros, for an export value of 330 million euros. The 13,000 hectares of vineyards are conducted for 51% in an organic / biodynamic regime and for 49% according to the principles of integrated pest management.
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