Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna is an association that has been in place since 1970 to promote and improve the regional wine production. This purpose was officially acknowledged in 1978 by the Emilia Romagna Region that, through a specific law, defined Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna as "the most suitable means of promoting regional wines in Italy and abroad".
Today the association gathers more than 200 members: wine, balsamic vinegar and spirits producers, as well as public bodies, protection and promotion consortia, and regional sommelier associations.
Enoteca Regionale is located inside the Sforza Castle of Dozza, a little hilly village right on the "border" between Emilia and Romagna. The hallmark of this romantic medieval hamlet, whose historical roots are also linked to wine, are the paintings decorating the walls of houses, made by internationally-known artists during about 40 years of "Muro Dipinto" (Painted Wall) Biennial Art Festival.