The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV) was established in 1985 by Wines from Spain to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the education, advancement and business of quality wines from Spain in the United Kingdom.
Since then, the Order has invited 88 members of the wine trade to join, in recognition of their unique contributions. The new members are inaugurated at the annual investiture dinner in central London. Among their number are winemakers, winery owners, importers, retailers, restaurateurs, educators, journalists and broadcasters. Led by a small team of committee members, the GOCV provides an unrivaled network for Spanish wines in the UK.
Translated literally, each member is officially ‘a knight of the great order of wine’ and once accepted into the GOCV members continue their support of wines from Spain by promoting the work and events of the whole Spanish wine community across the UK, in Spain and around the world.
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