Regulatory Council

In the new Regulations of the Designation, the Regulatory Council is constituted as the Corporation of Public Law, to which are attributed control and promotion duties.


With respect to its legal regime, it shall be subject in general to private law, without prejudice of regulation by public law of the acts that concern its constitution, organisation and electoral procedures, as well as being subject to administrative law of the activities that involve the exercise of public functions.


Actually the Regulatory Council is formed by:


  • Five members elected by the producing and winemaking sectors.
  • A Chairman and a Vice Chairman.
  • Two representatives of the Administration (Basque Government and Regional Council of Vizcaya).


Following the changes that took place in 2014, the positions are now as follows:



  • Mr. Iñaki Aretxabaleta Aurre


Vice Chairman:

  • Mr. José Ramón Calvo Valpuesta



  • Mr. Arkaitz Larrazabal, Mr. Iñaki Zarate, Mrs. Miren Bikandi, Mr. Agustín Olazabalaga and Mr. Unai Sullibarria.


Representative of the Basque Government:

  • Mr. Peli Manerola Arteta (Director de Calidad e Industrias Alimentarias)


Representative of the Regional Council of Vizcaya:

  • Mrs. Elena Unzueta Torre (Deputy of Sustainable Development and the Natural Environment)


Rules of Procedure