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Wine is an integral part of European identity and the aim of the Ordo Equestris Vini Europae (European Order of the Knights of Wine) is to preserve this common cultural heritage in all its diversity and to preserve this heritage for future generations.

The Ordo Equestris Vini Europae assumes the role of a continuation of the Order of St George of 1273, 1308 and 1468, taking over from it the basic principles of chivalry, namely honour, dignity and Christian morality. The Knight’s Cross with 8 points/ arrows symbolises the struggle against the 8 unhappinesses of mankind: sickness and abandonment, homelessness and hunger, lack of goodwill and guilt, indifference and lack of faith.

Nor does the Order neglect charitable works or patronage in the arts, guiding its work by the concept:

” Only when you overcome envy and begin to commit yourself to others do you truly become a noble man, a knight “.

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