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Villabuena de Álava, a small village with 300 inhabitants, lies on both slopes of a ravine carved out by a small creek.  You could drive by the village on the main road and probably miss it completely if you weren’t looking carefully. But if you turn off the road and drive down the hill into the village, you are in for a pleasant surprise, because this village has more than 40 wineries, a fact that surely deserves a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Twelve of these wineries, along with the spectacular Hotel Viura, have created an innovative wine tour through the village that won a regional 2019 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

We decided to take the tour to find out for ourselves.

 

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November 2, 2019 to November 7, 2019

From the 3rd to the 7th November 2019, Bordeaux hosts the International Annual Conference of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. More than one hundred professionals in the wine and tourism industry will bring together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this unique Organization.

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Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA, the historic residence of the Tommasi family, in the hearth of the Valpolicella Classica, is the Global Winner at the Best of Wine Tourism International Award 2020.

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