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This is where the westerly winds blow through the valley, bringing the fresh breeze that speaks of freedom, strength, renewal. Westwind Wines is the name of a traditional winery in the middle of Wachenheim, right on the border between the two wine regions of Rheinhessen and the Palatinate. It's aptly named indeed: In the middle of the ancient village, Thilo and Jochen Hein set a daring new building – a modern tower with a bright-green gate and a spectacular inside which now inspires wine-tasters and the winemakers alike.

But it is the inside and the downstairs for which the Hein family won the Best of Wine Tourism Award 2018 for sustainability: Solar panels on the barn and a heating system that runs with vine stock wood from the vineyards. And downstairs, old stones are formed onto a Lapidarium in the ages-old cellars. A small staircase leads into a concrete cellar. Here, oak barrels contain the estate's red wines, and from here, passages connect the modern with the ancient cellars underneath the winery.

 

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November 3, 2018 to November 9, 2018

Adelaide is eagerly looking forward to hosting the Great Wine Capitals of the World Network Annual General Meeting in 2018.

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The latest edition of the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards highlights some of Mendoza’s most exciting wine and tourism attractions. Make sure to add these places to your bucket list for a visit in 2019.

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