The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), the non-profit trade association representing 430 Napa Valley wineries, has joined the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network. Established in 2003 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, oriGIn is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates internationally for more effective legal protection for Geographic Indications (GIs). The oriGIn membership is comprised of approximately 350 associations of producers from more than 40 countries. In 2007, NVV successfully secured GI status for Napa Valley in the European Union, making it the first non-EU product of any sort to secure such protection there. In the years since, NVV has successfully campaigned for GI status in India and Thailand. The NVV is currently and aggressively pursuing GI status in many countries spanning the globe. Rex Stults is Industry Relations Director for the Napa Valley Vintners and spoke to us from Jarvis Winery at the start of Auction Napa Val

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