Giving people with disabilities equal access to exceptional wine tourism experiences was the inspiration for Villa Lucía and Bodegas Valdemar, located just a quarter of an hour’s drive apart in the spectacular Basque region of northern Spain.
In many consumers’ minds, cooperative wines still suffer from a misleading image of lower quality. If this is your impression, it’s time to take another look. Their large size gives them the financial clout necessary to invest in the latest agricultural research and wine making technology, making them cutting edge as far as quality is concerned.
Like many great projects, SuperUco was born as a shared dream, which with time and work we sculpt into a solid reality.
Switzerland’s only wine park, Les Celliers de Sion, is characteristic of the region’s dry-stone walled vineyards which Director David Héritier describes as requiring good shoes to traverse. Read on to find out what makes Les Celliers de Sion a worthy stop when you next visit the Fendant wine-growing region in Switzerland which is famed for its crisp white wines. The winery is located in the sloping Valais thermal spa holiday resort area and is the latest in our series showcasing the world-class brilliance of our Global Best Of Wine Tourism Award winners.
Preserving ancient grape varieties is a passion at Albino Armani, a winery located just a half an hour’s drive north of the Italian city of Verona which Shakespeare made famous in Romeo & Juliet.
Rising majestically on a hilly 53-hectare vineyard on the sweeping River Dordogne in the south-western Bordeaux region of France, is the elegant Chateau de La Dauphine which traces its history back to the mid-18th Century. Today, its refined blend of old-world charm, passion for modern biodynamic organic wine production and exceptional food and wine experiences has earned recognition with Great Wine Capitals in several categories over the years.
The outstanding Monverde Wine Experience Hotel opened in 2015, standing out as the first wine hotel in the beautiful Vinho Verde Region and a long-awaited desire of Quinta da Lixa – Sociedade Agrícola.
In Portugal’s picturesque Vinho Verde wine region just an hour’s drive from UNESCO World Heritage City, Porto, it’s easy to see how Monverde Wine Experience Hotel earned a Regional Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism for Best Accommodation, and then a 2021 Global Award.
At its core, hospitality is the key to a successful cellar door experience. The most memorable and engaging experiences are those that make you feel like you’ve been welcomed into the winemaker’s home. But what if you were already home? Or at the very least, a temporary home, gilded with comfort, luxury and a sense of escape?
Vista Collina Resort in Napa Valley, winner of the 2020 Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism award in the “Accommodation” category, presents a new way to relish the pleasures of Napa Valley wine country.
“We live and love Mainz” – says the me and all hotel about itself and it shows this among other things in wine events, which the hotel realises together with the association “Die Mainzer Winzer”: From wine tastings in a cosy atmosphere to indoor market breakfasts.
Founded in 1970, the Fundação Casa de Mateus is a beautiful baroque manor house built in the 18th century (which has always been a farmhouse), designed by the incredible Nicolau Nasoni. Its foundation is based on culture, heritage, and nature, but besides these three...