The General Assembly of the Association of integrated production of grapes and wine, os (SIPHV), which took place Wednesday, March 4 2009 at the Brno trade fair Vinex, the union agreed to change the name to EKOVÍN - Association of integrated and organic production of grapes and wine os also has to adjust core business association, which brings together legal and natural persons engaged in the integrated production and now the organic production of grapes and wine, coordinate their activities and protect their legitimate interests.
It will aim for the future promotion of modern technology especially environmentally friendly. Mastering the technology of integrated production is the gateway to a successful transition to a purely ecological system, as evidenced by the ever-growing area registered biovinic. Currently there are approximately. 12,000 hectares of vineyards in the integrated production system which represents approximately 63% of all vineyards in the Czech Republic with a growing interest in environmentally friendly agriculture, we expect growth in 2009 biovinic surface of about 400 hectares overwhelmingly moving from areas of integrated production. The technology of these wines is growing among winemakers growing concern and also to the support of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). After collaborating with the association EKOVÍN allowed the Ministry of Agriculture under the Rural Development passage of measures integrated production measures in organic vineyards and orchards which contributed significantly to the promotion of greening, landscape development and competitiveness of these industries.
Name change SIPHV to EKOVÍN obviously not interrupt the 15-year tradition of professional seminars, tours, training, conferences, we also expect an increase in project activity Association (regional and cross-border - Slovakia, Austria), with emphasis on increasing competitiveness and especially the "know-how "our members.