Five family companies nominated for €100,000 PFV Prize

The Primum Familiae Vini, composed of twelve historic European wine producers, including Champagne Pol Roger and Maison Joseph Drouhin, has shortlisted five companies for the €100,000 ‘Family is Sustainability’ Prize.

In February, the twelve PFV families will meet again to select the winner of the €100,000 PFV Prize from the shortlist. The final decision will be announced in March 2021.

The PFV Shortlist 2021

United Kingdom – The Goring Hotel: The only luxury hotel in London still in the hands of the founding family. Established in 1910 by Otto Goring, the hotel is managed by the fourth generation and holds the Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen.

France – Makhila Ainciart Bergara: a six-generation family business and producer of exquisite handmade walking sticks in the Basque region of southwest France since 1780.

Japan – 沈壽官窯 (Chin Jukan Kiln): A fourteen-generation family business and producer of Satsuma-yaki kiln-fired pottery in Kagoshima since 1876. The family, originally from Korea, have been ceramicists in Japan since 1623 with family records dating back twenty-six generations.

Italy – Giusto Manetti Battiloro: A fifteen-generation family business and producer of gold-leaf in Florence since 1582. Matteo Manetti worked with Michelangelo at St. Peter’s in Rome in the late 16th century and created the golden globe that sits atop the cathedral. This company is now world leader in the production of gold leaf and its products adorn prestigious monuments in Paris, New York, London and Moscow.

Belgium – Maison Bernard: Established in second half of the 19th century, it is the oldest luthier shop (maker of stringed musical instruments) in Europe. The family business takes care of the beautiful historical instruments still left to us, produces new instruments while also servicing the violins, violas, cellos and their bows for some of the world’s greatest musicians.

Further information about the PFV’s ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize can be found here.