The head office of “L’ONU du vin” will leave Paris for Dijon in 2024

Posted on Oct 26, 2021, 12:27 PM

The file was well advanced and the suspense quite relative, but the moment was solemn. This October 25, during a general assembly which was held opportunely in Dijon (Côte d’Or), the 48 member states of the International Wine Organization (OIV) unanimously approved – it was required – the choice of the city of the Dukes to transfer its seat there.

This organization has been based in Paris since its creation in 1924, and was cramped there. A century later, it will be installed in the beautiful Bouchu d’Esterno mansion, which the municipal services have freed and which will be adapted to its new use for a total amount of 8 million euros.

“The choice of Dijon is three times the surface area of ​​the current headquarters, not to mention an extraordinary garden for your receptions, a set of meeting rooms within fifteen minutes on foot or by tram, and my commitment to provide you with provision, once a year, the opera of Dijon for a great event ”, announced, happy, François Rebsamen, mayor (PS) and president of the metropolis, at the end of the vote.

“An asset for business tourism”

Stakeholder in the file, the Secretary of State for Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, greeted representatives of the 48 States, “a fine example of multilateralism”, after Luigi Moio, President of the OIV noted “l ‘strong and constant commitment of France as a founding member’ of the organization he chairs. “The hotel is fully meeting its objectives, with a seat that will be functional and representative of the OIV,” he said.

In a press release, the president of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, Marie-Guite Dufay, welcomed the “collective victory” of the players in the territory. “We now have a global vine and wine hub. It will also be an asset for business tourism. “The double Unesco labeling of the city of the Dukes, that of the Climats of the vineyard of Burgundy and that of the Gastronomic meal of the French, which will be honored in the future Cité internationale de la gastronomie et du vin, whose opening is scheduled for 2022, has certainly played a role in the matter. In Dijon, the University of Burgundy is also home to the only Unesco chair in wine culture and tradition in the world.