Abbreviation for "Primum Familiae Vini", a select group of family wineries. The two wine legends Miguel gave the idea in 1990 Torres (* 1941) and Robert Drouhin, the foundation then took place in 1993. The international association of "First families of wine" is limited to a maximum of 12 members. Each family owns vineyards, is one of the most prestigious wine producers in its region and produces wines with an international reputation. A different member takes over the chair each year. New membership is by invitation and requires the consent of all existing members. The objectives were defined in a PFV charter: promoting and defending the moral values that form the backbone of family business; Exchange information related to viticulture and oenology and promoting traditional methods that underline the quality of the wine and that terroir respect; Promoting moderate wine consumption as a cultural tradition of zest for life; Exchange useful information on all aspects of business.
The former members Mondavi (Early 2005) and Jaboulet-Aîné (Early 2006) left the district due to new ownership. Since they have both been sold in the meantime or are no longer family-owned, an important requirement was no longer met. At the annual general meeting in 2007, Hubert de Billy (Pol Roger) was elected president. The current eleven members are Antinori (Tuscany, Italy), Château de Beaucastel (Rhone, France), Château Mouton-Rothschild (Pauillac-Médoc, France), Joseph Drouhin (Burgundy, France), Egon Müller-Scharzhof (Moselle, Germany), Hugel et Fils (Alsace, France), Pol Roger (Champagne, France), Sassicaia (Tuscany, Italy), Symington (Porto, Portugal), Torres (Penedès, Spain) and Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero, Spain).