2019 INTERNATIONAL BEST OF WINE TOURISM WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ Awards have gone from strength to strength since their inception. To date, 4606 companies have entered the contest, and 698 properties have received an award.

The 2019 winners are:

Château Smith Haut-Lafitte (Bordeaux)

Art and culture have always inspired the Cathiard family, and the pairing with vines is unique. The dreamy “art and vine” tour invites visitors to discover the most beautiful sculptures in the estate from a new angle.

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards (San Francisco-Napa Valley)

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. All the estate acreage owned by St. Supéry is farmed sustainably using minimal intervention and cultivation.

Les Celliers de Sion (Lausanne)

The Oenotourism Centre has been designed to offer you an experience that is completely unprecedented in Switzerland. You’ll also get the chance to discover every facet of the majestic hillside, which benefits from dramatic views over the Rhône Valley.

GUT LEBEN am Morstein - Mainz|Rheinhessen

Culture and events at the highest level attract visitors to the vaulted cellars. Selected artists of various genres such as Lars Reichow, Quadro Nuevo, Wolfgang Haffner and the Aris Quartet are guests here. An exceptional, spacious tunnel vault - the former wine cellar - with excellent acoustics and space for 250 guests creates unforgettable experiences.

Tenuta Canova - Verona

Masi has created a new interactive experience within the "Masi Wine Experience" circuit in the Tenuta Canova Wine Museum, enriching the offer of the Veronese territory and confirming the company’s commitment to the dissemination of Italian wine culture.

d’Arenberg – McLaren Vale - Adelaide

The d’Arenberg Cube is an iconic, award-winning architectural puzzle, where guests can relax, have fun and soak in the stunning views. The five storey multi-function centre and tourism destination, designed by Chester Osborn, was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of winemaking.

La Rioja Wine Train - Bilbao|Rioja

The Wine Train combines a fun theatrical presentation during a special Logroño-Haro round trip train between vineyards that enhances Rioja’s viticultural and architectural heritage, landscape and gastronomy.

The House of Sandeman Hostel and Suites - Porto

It is the first ‘Branded Hostel’ in the world, considered by “The Guardian” as “one of the Ten Best New Luxury Hostels”. Its unique location is inside the building bought by George Sandeman in 1811, which still today is used for aging Sandeman Porto Wine. High quality hospitality service, 43 king sized, custom designed single beds in four dorm rooms, and 12 suites decorated with original Sandeman artwork.

Several Port related experiences are on offer: a traditional guided tour to the Port Wine Cellars, a late afternoon cocktail at the reception – bar, or dinner in the THE GEORGE RESTAURANT & TERRACE.

Casa Vigil - Mendoza

Casa Vigil winery offers an unforgettable experience, where wine and literature blend into the magic world of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. After roaming the corridors of Purgatory, the walk finally takes us to Paradise, where a delicious homemade lunch with reminiscences of family recipes is paired with Enemigo wines –cult items among wine enthusiasts.

Casa Mirador Casas del Bosque Winery – Valparaíso|Casablanca Valley

A place built in complete harmony with the environment, on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards. A magical place, with a privileged view, where you can feel the sea breezes coming from the Pacific.