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As one of nine recognized Great Wine Capitals, San Francisco | Napa Valley has awarded its hospitality leaders the 2017 Best Of Wine Tourism regional designations in seven categories.
The Best Of awards categories include accommodations; art and culture; architecture and landscape; innovative wine tourism experience; sustainable wine tourism practices; wine tourism restaurant; and wine tourism services.
The 2017 Best Of regional San Francisco | Napa Valley winners are:
Accommodations – Poetry Inn (Napa Valley)
Art and Culture – Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley)
Architecture and Landscape – Trefethen Family Vineyards (Napa Valley)
Innovative Wine Tourism Experience – Conn Creek Winery (Napa Valley)
Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices – Phifer Pavitt Winery (Napa Valley)
Wine Tourism Restaurant – First Crush Restaurant & Wine Bar (San Francisco)
Wine Tourism Service – Napa Valley Balloons Inc. (Napa Valley)
An additional level of recognition – The Regional Wine Tourism Award of Merit – has been awarded to four businesses as an honorable mention recognizing a high level of commitment to wine tourism. The 2017 Regional Wine Tourism Award of Merit San Francisco | Napa Valley winners are:
Accommodation – Milliken Creek Inn & Spa (Napa Valley)
Architecture and Landscape – Trinchero Napa Valley (Napa Valley)
Innovative Wine Tourism Experience – Charbay Winery & Distillery (Napa Valley)
Wine Tourism Restaurant – Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ (Napa Valley)
At the annual general meeting of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, held in November 2016 in Porto, Portugal, the international judges chose one overall winner for each region, selecting from the nine regional “Best of” title-holders and Trefethen Family Vineyard won the international Best of Wine Tourism awards for Napa Valley.