The controlled designation of origin for Sicilian wines was established on 22nd November 2011 by a decree issued by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
On 12th June 2012, the same wine growers, winemakers and bottling companies that supported recognition of the DOC, established the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Doc Sicilia with the aim of promoting the production of Sicilian wine and its area of production.
The consortium boasts about 3,000 wine growers amongst its members and, thanks to this high level of representation, it has been attributed erga omnes status by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
Il Consorzio assume così le funzioni di tutela, promozione, valorizzazione, informazione del consumatore e cura generale degli interessi relativi ai vini Sicilia Doc.
The consortium’s role therefore lies in the protection, promotion, development, provision of consumer information and general supervision of all matters related to Sicilia DOC wines.
The consortium confirms its commitment to protecting the Sicilia DOC brand and developing the designation of origin through activities designed to increase the visibility of a brand that is a symbol of Made in Italy and to monitor compliance with the standard specified in the production specifications, in the interest of both consumers and producers. The consortium is also responsible for planning the production of wine for the market and is actively involved in subjects of interest to the wine growing and winemaking industry with an eye to developing the entire industry in Sicily.