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KOV Hosted The World In 2016!

The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine was pleased to host the 49th FICB International Congress in the prestigious Napa and Sonoma Valleys, California June 8-12, 2016 with an extension that continued through June 14. Over 200 guests from wine brotherhoods representing 12 countries celebrated our first-class wineries and discovered for themselves why this destination has become a favorite of wine lovers everywhere.


Check out the photos and story in the Arbor!

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The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, founded in 1964 and in the tradition of wine brotherhoods around the world, seeks to promote our country’s wine industry and educate our members to the benefits and enjoyment of wine.  We strive to promote American wines and wine producing regions; to introduce and recognize quality wines from around the world; and rekindle the respect of wine and wine culture for mankind and country. 

We are a founding member of the Federation Internationale des Confreries Bachiques and one of hundreds of Wine Brotherhoods from around the world! The Federation Internationale des Confreries Bachiques (FICB) is an umbrella organization that was created in 1964 and aims to promote and defend fine wines.

In addition to working with the American wine industry to promote American Wines, our  Brotherhood, through its National organization and local Chapters, sponsors unique national and local wine events. Events include a formal induction ceremony for new members as well as more casual luncheons, dinners, wine tastings and educational seminars.  Every other year, Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine (KOV) members also have an opportunity to participate in the International Gathering of brotherhoods at our FICB International Congress hosted by member brotherhoods in their home country.


2018 FICB Congress: Registration is Open!

The 50th F.I.C.B. 2018 International Congress will take place from May 31 to June 3, 2018 in the Republic of Macedonia, in the regions of Skopje and Tikvesh, with an optional extension in the beautiful region of Lake Ohrid from June 4 to 6. The Congress is organized by the Consulate of Macedonia of the Ordo Equestris Vini Europae (O.E.V.E. Makedonia), member of F.I.C.B., with the assistance of tour operator Macedonia Travel.

To access the program of the Congress:  www.vinskivitezi.mk/congress-2018/

To access directly the registration website:  


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2016 FICB Sponsors