The Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum of Rome, the Buckingham Palace, the Acropolis and the “Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona have this year another opponent in the competition as world’s best tourist attraction: the Ribeira of Porto (Porto's riverside).

The 2015 harvest signalled a significant ten year milestone for Waterkloof – the biodynamic wine estate overlooking False Bay in Somerset West – as it celebrates a decade of winemaking and working in harmony with nature to craft wines of vitality, individuality and sustainability.

The Cape winelands can aptly be described as picturesque … that’s what they look like most of the time, like a beautiful painting. A vision of rolling mountains and koppies sketched in relief; a crosshatch of vineyards stitching up the landscape; that endless blue sky with plump clouds slowly drifting across.

The new edition of this annual celebration organized by the Wine Growing Association of Casablanca Valley is expecting many local and foreign visitors!


On April 11th & 12th,  the main square of Casablanca will host the 2015 Harvest Festival, an event that will bring together some 25,000 attendees, who will enjoy craft stands, wine and sparkling wine tastings, local cuisine, music spectacles for the whole family.

The number of foreigners who visited the Essência do Vinho Porto 2015 increased in 4%, representing around 26% of the total number of visitors who, on this edition, reached 23 700.

The Essência do Vinho has just released the so awaited list of the TOP 10 of Portuguese wines. And the TOP 10 is:

1st White Wine

Quinta dos Carvalhais Branco Especial | Sogrape Vinhos Dão

1st Fortified Wine

JMF Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1911 | José Maria da Fonseca, Península de Setúbal

1st Red Wine

Menino António Alicante Bouschet 2012 | Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Regional Alentejano

2nd Red Wine

Malhadinha 2012 | Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Alentejo

3rd Red Wine

On February 10th, in his article "Casas del Bosque offers a glimpse of Coastal Chile", Jim Greeley highlighted the wine history of Chile and focused in particular on the development of the Casas del Bosque winery, their winemaker and wine production:

The award ceremonies of "TOP 10 Vinhos Portugueses" (Portuguese Wines) and Best Of Wine Tourism 2015, within the scope of the event "Essência do Vinho Porto" is set for 27 February.

We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Best Of Wine Tourism brochure has been published!

It gathers 45 wineries and tourism operators from our 8 international wine regions that have been selected for the excellence of their tourism activities and welcoming of visitors!

Check them by clicking here and don't miss a visit when travelling in our Great Wine Capitals!