Donald Hess established a Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, recognizing the potential for great winegrowing. The Hess Collection winery is a historic site in a native stone building hewn by masons in 1903.
Art and Culture
The „Three Wagner brothers“ run the 300-year-old family business within the historical centre of Essenheim together with their partners. Each family brings in their skills in the maximum way which creates a winetouristic world to experience.
Originally the six brothers are an oenologist, historian, mineralogist, journalist, biologist and hotel manageress. They create the frame for their especially culturally coined winetouristic experience.
Whether with a cabaret stage or farm festivals, wine and crime readings or children’s events in the vineyard where the young generation takes care of its patrons vines – the Wagner winery lives wine culture.
~The Coriole Estate has been designed to allow space for performances and spectators. The 2 large grass areas are
fringed by stunning views (across McLaren Vale, to the Willunga Hills and over to the Fleurieu coast line), the rustic
and charming historical 1850's dwellings that now make up the restaurant and cellar door, and the beautifully
maintained Australian cottage gardens. It provides a truly unique and stunning backdrop for the many performing
arts and musical shows Coriole host.
Our annual events include the Coriole Music Festival - a weekend long concert of chamber music, poets are invited
to perform every year at our Poet's and Pizza evening, a relaxed and entertaining affair. Our annual Shakespeare in
the Vines brings performers from The Essential Theatre in Melbourne where the Coriole Gardens serve as the
backdrop for a performance of a Shakespeare classic. The spirit of Christmas comes alive as the audience is
encouraged to join in the chorus during the Fleurieu Singers Choir's performance of The People's Messiah.
Focus on the development of cultural and art services, spaces and projects, with an emphasis on artistic experimentation, interdisciplinarity
and accessibility .
This year’s award for Art & Culture goes to the winery Weingut Wilmshof in Selzen. The winery Weingut Binzel has been family-run for generations and - apart from a commitment to winegrowing and a comprehensive offering of dining experiences centered around wine - is characterized by its holistic approach to the motto “Wein ist Kunst” (wine is art). The dedication to design of art lecturer and master winemaker Tobias Mohr is reflected by the extraordinary wine store and works of art. Lattice boxes that have been converted into wine racks provide the room with highly unusual, innovative aesthetics.
The Baburizza Museum during 2015 and 2016, has been location of different events that empower domestic wine industry. These activities have brought together more than 7,000 people during the period mentioned, and thanks to this, and the experience lived, where people enjoy the exquisiteness of wine and pictorial heritage museum, we have awarded first place in category "Art and Culture" of the #BestofWineTourism 2017. We thank the organization for this recognition, which gives us the desire to continue working to unite two captive tourist attractions in the city: wine and art.
Bodegas Valdelana works to highlight the artistry and rich history that links their region to the world of wine
The Museu do Douro (Douro Museum) as a territory museum has for its mission to represent the natural and cultural heritage of the Douro Demarcated Region, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It’s both a collective space of the wine region’s memory and identity, in a constant dialogue with the present, and at the same time, an appreciation tool of the activities associated with wine growing, cultural tourism and wine tourism.
Seppeltsfield Estate has layered art, design and culture into their existing wine and food tourism experience.
Terraced along a sunlit hillside and nestled among a 33-acre olive grove, the “Inn of the Sun” is renowned for its culinary roots, sweeping vineyard views and exceptional service. Indulge in the best of wine country at Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley’s most iconic luxury property.
Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled for viewing and sale. The Auberge du Soleil Sculpture gallery is owned by ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and is open to guests of Auberge du Soleil or by appointment.