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
Fiesta de la Cosecha is organized and directed by the Fondo Vitivinícola. It started in 2002 and continues to grow since then. In its 17 editions it has consolidated a wide and massive call, has the highest artistic quality and meticulous organization. It is an unique celebration that marvelously unites music, wine and the audience’s enthusiasm. These elements position “Fiesta de la Cosecha” as an event of enormous cultural and touristic significance.
Cultural Multispace FARAON WINERY - Declared National Historical Monument in July, 2019 and located in the District of General Alvear, Mendoza, Argentina.
Bouche à Oreille - an ode to wines
To listen to wine, to taste words, “From mouth to ear” is a unique project, imagined and led by Marie Linder, wine specialist, and Mathieu Bessero-Belti, an actor.
In 1861, Charles Krug, the visionary father of Napa Valley winemaking, established the winery that started it all. The Mondavi family purchased the already iconic property in 1943 and for 75 years and four generations, they have transformed the great estate into a world-class hospitality center, renowned for its exceptional wines, stunning design, storied heritage and cultural events.
The Mainzer Weinsalon e.V. is an association of 20 young winegrowers who offer high quality cultural after-work parties with great music in Mainz and Darmstadt.
Real Companhia Velha’s Museum (Museu da 1ª Demarcação- Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World), First Demarcated and Regulated Region of the World, has the mission of sharing with the general public the precious documentary and art collection, collected and preserved for more than 260 years, in line with the centuries-old history of a region today recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Caves Santa Marta is a Cooperative founded in 1959 in Santa Marta de Penaguião along EN2, in line with the tourism development plan of this Route approved by Turismo de Portugal. You can visit the old distillery of Casa do Douro, turned into a museum, with permanent exhibition of wine themes, featuring utensils linked to production, farming, old documents and a tasting room.
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.