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Hidden at the back of a row of tiny alleys lies the Landhotel Strubel-Roos with its ages old vinery at the side – a truly unique experience of hospitality in the heart of Rheinhessen.

You can’t judge quality purely by the numbers, but they do tell part of the story of how and why The Louise has made its mark in the Barossa.

The 5-star boutique luxury lodge has 40 staff for no more than 32 guests, has won an unprecedented nine successive Hall of Fame awards from Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, and is one of only seven Australian properties affiliated with the prestigious global network Relais & Châteaux.

In the South African winelands, Villiera wine estate has become a pioneer in the realm of ethical and environmentally friendly viticulture, and was a worthy recipient of the 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism award for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

Spottswoode is an historic, family-owned estate vineyard in the Napa Valley.  The estate was one of the first to commit to sustainable vineyard practices, introducing organic farming practices such as the use of cover crops, biodynamics and natural insect and weed management.  Spottswoode received a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for these practices from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in 2016.

The Casa do Rio, located on the grounds of Quinta do Orgal overlooking the upper Douro Valley, seems to be at one with the surrounding hillside.  Here, visitors can experience the tranquil beauty of the Douro.  It's no wonder that it was a 2017 winner of a Best Of Wine Tourism award for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices!

Mendoza-based journalist Amanda Barnes explains the measures that the Nieto Senetiner winery in Vistalba, Mendoza is taking to improve its environmental and sustainable footprint.

The Bernhard Räder estate - where history, art, hospitality and sustainability come together in Rheinhessen.

Chateau Coutet is right at the heart of the historical centre of Saint Emilion, part of the classification from 1955-85. It is surrounded by other classified growths on the south and south-westerly facing limestone slopes and plateau of the appellation.

An historical vineyard in so many ways, the preservation of the natural environment that this history has allowed is what earned the property its Great Wine Capitals award for sustainability in 2016, a Best Of Wine Tourism in the category “Sustainable Wine Tourism practices”.

Taking advantage of all of Mendoza’s natural assets is the global winner of the Great Wine Capitals Award for Wine Tourism Services last year, Kahuak. The number of tours on offer might feel overwhelming at first, but if you have a week in Mendoza you’ve got plenty of time to get to grips with the highlights of wine country and enjoy a splash of adventure.

Want to visit the Napa Valley wine country but don't have the time to plan ahead to get the most out of your trip?

CellarPass is the tool for you.  It's a search and reservation service with all the wine country experiences on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

With such a wide range of services and user-friendliness, it's no wonder CellarPass was a 2016 winner of a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for Wine Tourism Services from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network!

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