Its translation from Spanish is “Regulating Council”. The network of Consejos Reguladores, which represent every single D.O. and DOCa, is in charge of regulating the local wine production (yields, authorized grapes, accepted practices, area under vines, authorized plantings…)

It includes merchants, winemakers, and growers of vines who collectively decide on the specific rules that will be applied to each region under the Spanish wine law.

Its French equivalent is the Comité Interprofessionnel.

Its Italian equivalent is the Consorzio.