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.