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Home > Information > Institutional Org. > Brotherhoods > The Confraria dos Enófilos do Douro

The Confraria dos Enófilos do Douro

Confraria dos Enófilos do DouroThe Confraria dos Enófilos do Douro was created in July 1990 by thirty-six founding members, with a view to defending, developing and promoting wine products from the Douro Demarcated Region. Today, the Brotherhood has one hundred and thirty-eight members.

Its bodies are the Capítulo [Chapter] that functions as a General Assembly, the Câmara Dionisíaca [Bacchanalian Chamber], which is equivalent to a Board of Directors, and the Provadoria [Auditors].

Members, or Confrades, bear the following titles, which are not translated from the Portuguese:

Capítulo: Mestre Patrão Principal, Primeiro Mestre Patrão e Segundo Mestre Patão.

Câmara Dionisíaca: Mestre Procurador (Chairman), Mestre Caseiro (Secretary), Mestre Feitor (Treasurer), Mestre Rogador (Master of Ceremonies) e Mestre Jornaleiro (Standard Bearer).

Provadoria: Mestre Provador Principal; Primeiro Mestre Provador e Segundo Mestre Provador.

Honorary Members may be enthroned as Confrade Arrais, Confrade Carreiro or Confrade Mareante, according to the category, merit and distinction with which they are enthroned.

The enthronement of new members is held each year, at a meeting of the Chapter which is statutorily required to meet in the Main Reception Room at the Casa do Douro.  New members are proposed by a sponsor and voted upon at the annual June meeting of the Chapter, on the basis of their curriculum.

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