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 impressive Cockburn’s cellars are the largest in the old quarter of the city, holding 6,518 seasoned oak barrels full of maturing Port, plus the equivalent of a further 10,056 barrels in larger oak vats. This priceless stock is essential for the creation of great wines, especially the famous Special Reserve. Visitors will learn that even with modern technology, there will never be an alternative to the traditional slow ageing of fine Port in well-seasoned oak.
Welcome to the Cave des Lauriers in Cressier - Switzerland!
Art exhibits at El Enemigo Winery, in El Chachingo’s Divine Comedy
Casa Vigil, the legend of Chachingo
Casa Vigil is located in the beautiful town of Chachingo, in the heart of Maipú. This winery offers an unforgettable experience, where wine and literature blend into a unique wine tourism outing. Alejandro Vigil takes you to the magic world of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy in his Casa Vigil, a non-traditional art gallery reminiscent of Dante’s fantastic realm.
GUT LEBEN am Morstein convinced the jury in two categories: The Best Of Wine Tourism Award 2019 in "Wine Gastronomy" as well as in "Art & Culture" goes to the operators of the winegrower's villa, awoken from the Sleeping Beauty Castle. The event gastronomy and conference location with a hotel has enriched cultural life in the region since November 2017.
Villa Della Torre - Winner in the category "Art and Culture"
Estancia El Cuadro offers the wine tourist a wide range of activities on its winery and ranch in the Casablanca Valley. Among these experiences are horse-drawn carriage rides through the vineyards, a tour of the grapevine garden where a viticulturist explains 26 grape varieties and the characteristics of the soil, a range of wine tastings and tours of the property and a Chilean rodeo, where cowboys (huasos) show the visitor their horsemanship skills as well as the tack worn by the horse and the outfit worn by the cowboy.
Preserving the knowledge of Vinho Verde through the culture and art objects and documents, aims to involve all the Vinho Verde producers and work as a team to promote the excellence of our region in Portugal and abroad.