Mendoza, November 4, 2022 – Today, the Great Wine Capitals Network celebrates industry innovation with the announcement of the 11 Global Best Of Wine Tourism Awards. The 11 winners of the Global Best Of Wine Tourism Awards were announced at Great Wine Capitals Annual Gala event in Mendoza (Argentina) on November 3rd 2022, representing the best of the best wine tourism businesses from the most prestigious wine regions across five continents.
Since 2003, the Great Wine Capitals’ Best Of Wine Tourism Awards have shone a light on the quality craftmanship of wine tourism businesses in Adelaide (South Australia), Bilbao | Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Cape Town | Cape Winelands (South Africa), Lausanne (Switzerland), Mainz | Rheinhessen (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), San Francisco | Napa Valley (USA), Valparaiso | Casablanca Valley (Chile) and Verona (Italy).
This year the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards received 545 applications globally with 75 regional awards distributed. An expert international jury awarded a Global Best Of Wine Tourism Award per member city to the 11 most exceptional businesses:
- Adelaide, South Australia | Grapes for Good – Zoos SA
- Bilbao, Spain | Marqués de Murrieta
- Bordeaux, France | Château Fleur de Lisse
- Cape Town – Cape Winelands, South Africa | Weltevrede
- Lausanne, Switzerland | La Vigne Swiss Wine Therapy
- Mainz, Germany | Rheingrün Hofgarten, Westhofen
- Mendoza, Argentina | Anaia Wines
- Porto, Portugal | Quanta Terra Douro
- San Francisco – Napa Valley, United States | PRESS Restaurant
- Verona, Italy | Pieropan
- Valparaiso, Casablanca Valley – Chile | Matetic Winery
Managing Director of the Great Wine Capitals Network, Catherine Leparmentier, emphasises the ongoing importance of the awards in creating a flourishing wine tourism industry and local communities into the future. Therefore, innovation and quality from wine tourism businesses have been the outstanding features of this year’s awards.
“Given the difficult times the world went through in the last couple of years, we are very impressed by the resilience of the wine industry regarding their wine tourism activities. Innovative programs, new services, updated marketing strategies have enabled the wineries to recover quickly from the consequences of the global pandemic.” Media Release: Great Wine Capitals
“We received more than 540 applications to our Best Of Wine Tourism contest this year, from our 11 Wine Capitals, and their applications were just amazing, always improving in quality and also, more sustainable. The 11 Global winners that have been announced today have been selected from the prize list of 76 regional winners. They represent the crème de la crème of wine tourism.”
Great Wine Capitals now invite the public to show their appreciation for the exceptional experiences provided by the wine tourism sector by voting in the People’s Choice Awards next week from the 7th of November.
75 finalists have each been awarded worthy of a 2022 Regional Best Of Wine Tourism Award. Now, they require your support as they compete in the People’s Choice Awards across 7 categories – Accommodation, Restaurants, Architecture & Landscape, Art & Culture, Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices, Innovative Experiences, and Wine Tourism Services.
To learn more about the People’s Choice Awards and vote in one or more categories, visit https://www.greatwinecapitals.com/best-of-wine-tourism/peoples-choice-award/ Voting closes on November 21st.