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The Great Wine Capitals is a Network of ten major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.

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Come experience Napa Valley from the original rancher’s perspective - riding through the vineyards on horseback!  This 30-minute trail ride is a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Rapp Ranch Estate and the surrounding hills of Coombsville. 

Unlike any experience offered in the valley, Shadybrook’s vineyard horseback ride coupled with their estate wine paired tasting, stand as a hallmark for any adventurers’ trip to Napa Valley.  In recognition of this initiative, Shadybrook Estate received a 2018 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.

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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 Graves is known as the ‘cradle’ of fine Bordeaux. It is an historic region, with vineyards and chateaux dating back to the middle Ages. In the 17th century they began making ‘The New French Claret’ here, which would come to define the style of red Bordeaux. Known for the quality of both its red and white wines, Graves is the only Bordeaux region that has a classification for its dry white as well as its red wines. Since 1987, the Graves has been divided into two appellations: Graves to the south and Pessac-Léognan to the north.

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