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Environmental Excellence Awards from the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) have been awarded to wineries including Henschke Cellars, Taylors Wines, Byrne Vineyards, Treasury Wine Estates, Yalumba Wine Company, Accolade Wines, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards and Pernod Ricard Winemakers, and a certificate of merit has been provided to Cape Jaffa Wines.

Porto is hosting the Great Wine Capitals General Assembly from 6 to 11 November 2016 under the thematic of "Wine & Nature"
The varied program is open to both professionals and consumers interested in wine and wine tourism.

Cape Town - The Cape Winelands is a weekend break par excellence, no matter the season - but where to start right? 

Following the first ever ‘Business of Food and Wine Tourism Conference’ held at Spier Wine Farm earlier in November, 7 estates from the Cape Winelands region came away as winners in the ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ awards

South Australia’s women in wine have been well represented in the finalists of the 2016 Australian Women in Wine Awards.

Bodegas Luis Cañas in Villabuena de Álava was the scene on September 29 of the 2017 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony for the Bilbao|Rioja partnership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

One of the highlights of the early evening event for the 150 guests was the beautiful autumn sunset against the backdrop of a sea of vineyards surrounding the winery.

The 2017 ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ winners are:

Innovative Wine Tourism experiences:  Bodegas Ramón Bilbao (Haro)

Where can you enjoy urban wine drinking, lifestyle and traditional wine culture ?

In the German Wine Capital Mainz together with Rheinhessen, of course!

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.

Fall is a time of color and beauty in the valley and it all starts when the last of the grapes come in and harvest comes to an end. The valley floor is covered with yellow and red foliage and the aroma of fermenting grapes seeping out of their tanks fills the air with the smell of blueberries and yeast. Besides the complete and utter beauty of Napa Valley, there are also a lot of fall happenings to check out.

Here is your fall to-do list:


Mendoza provincial governor Alfredo Cornejo and Gabriela Testa, president of Emetur (Mendoza Turismo) presided over Mendoza’s 2017 Best Of Wine Tourism  awards ceremony held at the Ángel Bustelo Auditorium on September 27. The event was widely attended by local and regional officials and representatives of the Mendoza wine trade.

The event organized by the Port and Douro Wines Institute in partnership with Port Wine Companies, celebrated this Monday, October 10th, its first anniversary.
My Port Wine Day takes place every month, always on the 10th at 6pm, and aims to promote the various matches between gastronomy and Port Wine.
In this anniversary edition the proposed experience was, tinned sardines paired with Port Wine. Strange, no? Take a look at these mouth-watering photos.