The Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin was born of a collaboration between the City of Bordeaux, the Bordeaux Wine Council and Crédit Agricole Aquitaine.
These three key players in the region combined their ambition and potential to act within this project, having been convinced that wine is a pillar of our societies’ culture and heritage.
La Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin has also received support from American foundation the Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust and HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg.
The City of Bordeaux
Since ancient times, the City of Bordeaux has enjoyed economic and cultural wealth bestowed by vine and wine, catalysts opening a gateway to the world. Over the centuries it has been transformed in harmony with wine. Through its involvement and its founding role, the city is expressing its desire to preserve and spread wine’s heritage as a cultural symbol and an emblem of the city itself, France and global civilisations.
‘The City of Bordeaux and wine are inextricably linked in name, culture, economy and fame. Through the Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin, the city is committing to defending, passing on and highlighting this cultural heritage on a global stage’, explains Alain Juppé, former mayor of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB)
The city itself is of course joined by the Bordeaux wine industry. ‘Our strong commitment to the Fondation pour la Culture et les Civilisations du Vin demonstrates our desire to share and present the magnificent heritage of wine to the general public’, says Bernard Farges, former president of the Bordeaux Wine Council.
Crédit Agricole d’Aquitaine
Crédit Agricole Aquitaine views this as an opportunity to play an active role in highlighting the many dimensions of wine. ‘Together we are working to provide the general public with a better understanding of what wine is, what it represents in our world, and the major issues to its continued existence’, according to President Rémi Garuz and CEO Jack Bouin.