The union and the strength of the European Wine Cities (RECEVIN) is the tool that we have to defend with one voice the interests of the European local administrations economically linked to the wine.
At the same time it provides a common platform to exchange experiences, contacts and partnership.
RECEVIN has the support of the National Wine Associations present in most of the 11 country members of the network (Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Serbia), that result in the strength of nearly 800 cities across Europe.


Ciao Paolo!
In my personal name and on behalf of all the European Wine Territories members of RECEVIN – European Network of Wine Cities it was with great regret that we received the news of the passing of the friend and Managing Director of the Italian National Città del Vino Association, Paolo Benvenuti.
Our thoughts are today with his Family, to whom we leave words of comfort and strength to overcome a difficult time such as they are living.
Paolo Benvenuti will always be in our memory as a man dedicated to the cause of wine, wine tourism and the valorization of vineyard territories. He will be forever remembered as one of RECEVIN’s builders, as a Man of strong ideas and free thinking.
The wine world has become poorer today!
It remains for us to remember the presence of Paolo Benvenuti in our lives and to miss him…

Ciao Paolo!
Em meu nome pessoal e em nome de todos os Territórios Vinhateiros Europeus membros da RECEVIN – Rede Europeia de Cidades do Vinho foi com muito pesar que recebemos a notícia do falecimento do amigo e Director Geral da Associação Nacional Italiana Città del Vino, Paolo Benvenuti.
O nosso pensamento está hoje com a sua Família, a quem deixamos palavras de conformo e força para superar um momento difícil como o que estão a viver.
Paolo Benvenuti ficará sempre na memória de todos nós como um homem dedicado à causa dos vinhos, do enoturismo e da valorização dos territórios vinhateiros. Será eternamente lembrado como um dos construtores da RECEVIN, como um Homem de ideias fortes e pensamento livre.
O mundo do vinho ficou hoje mais pobre!
Resta-nos ficar com a lembrança da presença do Paolo Benvenuti na vida de todos nós e as saudades que nos irá deixar…

Ciao Paolo!
Nel mio nome personale e per conto di tutti i Membri dei Territori Vinicoli Europei di RECEVIN – Rete Europea delle Città del Vino è stato con grande rammarico che abbiamo ricevuto la notizia della scomparsa dell’amico e Direttore Generale dell’Associazione Nazionale Città del Vino, Paolo Benvenuti.
I nostri pensieri sono oggi con la sua Famiglia, alla quale lasciamo parole di conforto e forza per superare un momento difficile come quello in cui vivono.
Paolo Benvenuti sarà sempre nella nostra memoria come uomo dedicato alla causa del vino, all’enoturismo e alla valorizzazione dei territori vitivinicoli. Sarà ricordato per sempre come uno dei costruttori di RECEVIN, come un uomo di idee forti e libero pensiero.
Il mondo del vino è diventato più povero oggi!
A noi resta ricordare la presenza di Paolo Benvenuti nelle nostre vite e sentire la sua mancanza…

José Calixto

Presidente RECEVIN


World Wine Tourism Day 2020

October 16th, 2020|

World Wine Tourism Day is one of the structuring events on the RECEVIN – European Wine Cities Network agenda, mainly because it has been an important moment of affirmation of Wine Tourism at the Global level. For 10 years this [...]

Aranda de Duero was elected European Wine City 2020

November 6th, 2019|

• The city of Aranda de Duero has been named European Wine City by the European Wine Cities Network (RECEVIN). • It won over Cariñena (Aragon), Haro (La Rioja) and Rueda (Castile and Leon), who also competed for the distinction. [...]


RECEVIN is the European Network of Wine Cities composed of towns with a strong economic dependence of viticulture and located in areas protected by the quality guarantee of their wines


RECEVIN is working with the wine sector in the dissemination and understanding of quality products from the different appellations of origin, the excellence of the wines and their health claims


RECEVIN has the support of the National Wine Associations present in most of the 10 country members of the network, that result in the strength of nearly 800 cities across Europe



“This is the motivating mission that I’m deeply proud to lead, in a sharing and cooperative spirit with all the persons entrusted with European wine territories that are an integral part of the rich cultural landscape and the long history of the European Continent.”

José Calixto • President