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Association des Responsables de Domaine Viticole

Established in 1989, the Association Amicale des Responsables de Vignobles de Champagne (friendly society of directors of Champagne vineyards, or ARVC) brings together the directors of the principal Champagne House vineyards and the engineers and technicians of the Comité Champagne.

The objective of the association is to encourage dialogue among all parties, focusing on the area of new technologies but encompassing vineyard methods in general, aiming to promote sustainable and eco-friendly vineyard practices that improve harvest quality and with it, the quality of Champagne wine itself.

The ARVC plays an active role in all of the technical issues facing Champagne Growers and Houses - for instance the drafting of the reference framework for sustainable viticulture.

ARVC presidents are appointed for a term of two years (non renewable):

2016 Eric FOURNEL Duval-Leroy
2013 Clément PIERLOT Vranken-Pommery
2011 Christian SIRET Piper-Heidsieck
2010 Philippe LESNE Moët & Chandon
2008 Christelle RINVILLE Laurent-Perrier
2005 Gilles DESCÔTES Bollinger
2002 Jacques BOUZY Bollinger
2001 Guy MOUZON Henriot
1999 Vincent COLLARD Taittinger
1997 François LHOTTE Moët & Chandon
1995 Michel OLIVEIRA Duval Leroy
1993 Marc GANDON Mumm / Perrier-Jouët
1991 Christian RENARD Vve Clicquot Ponsardin
1989 Guy GIMONNET Moët & Chandon