The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine of Finland
Tel: + 358 50 583-7735 (cell)
Master commander: Olli Heikkila
Master vice commander: Ilkka Eskola
Master Gastronomy: Jukka Puskala
Master Scribe: Sami Jokinen
Master of Castle: Heikki Koski
Master of Feast: Pirkka Peltoniemi
Our primary aim is to disseminate wine knowledge, often associated to delicious meals and specially selected wines, and to encourage related activities with like-minded people. International relationships have a strong presence in our activities. We visit the major international wine events, and organize wine tours to selected destinations in collaboration with our partner companies. Recognition by our members enables the vineyards to be connected to some of the top decision makers and wine experts in Finland.
KOV Finland organizes monthly events in different parts of Finland, most commonly in Tampere and Helsinki. The Chapter was established in 1998 when Mr. Timo Jokinen was nominated as the Master Commander in an event in San Francisco, CA. The Finland Charter Presentation Ceremony was organized in Tampere in November 1999. Dr. Roope Raisamo was nominated as the second Master Commander in 2011. Mr. Olli Heikkilä was nominated as the third Master Commander in 2015.
The number of established members — or knights — has grown to almost 70 by 2017. There are a number of candidates already listed which leads to a steady growth of membership in the next few years.
Active groups in Helsinki and Tampere, monthly meetings with wine tasting from Tahiti to Teisko. Annual Summer pic-nic in Tampere always in July. Gala dinners in Autumn – either Tampere or Helsinki.