The "Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin" (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) is an international and supranational body based in Paris (France), which represents the interests of the vine, wine, wine-based beverages, table grapes, raisins and other vine products of currently 43 member states.
In 2001, a reorganisation and change to the new name (previously "Office International de la Vigne et du Vin") took place. The tasks of the new organization were modernized and adapted. The predecessor organisation was founded in 1924 (jointly by France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Tunisia) during the prohibition in the United States (1920-1933) with the mission of spreading the positive effects of wine consumption, coordinating research and nomenclature and ensuring good quality standards in production. Even during the Second World War (1939-1945), work continued uninterrupted under the protection of diplomatic immunity.