Art and Culture
Quinta da Boeira has 3 hectares of hundred-year-old gardens at whose centre stands an early-20th-century stately home.
Over the years, the events area has been adapted to suit the changing needs of social and business events. A restaurant was established within the main building, a glazed hall with room for over 200 guests was built in the former stables, an exhibition and events hall for over 300 people was created within the former port wine warehouse, and, most recently, a tasting room for Portuguese wines – the Biggest Bottle (Garrafa) in the world.
This year's award for Art and Culture goes to Weingut Jean Buscher of Bechtheim in southern Rheinhessen. It is not only committed to sustainability in viticulture but also dedicated to individual customer service focusing on theme wine tastings, festivities, and conferences. The wine estate, which has been managed as a family enterprise for generations, has established a reputation especially in the field of Arts in the Vineyard for itself. Every year since 1984, the family has been treating to "Art and Wine". Objets d'art by well-known national and international artists, surrounded by wooden barrels, wine press, and bottles, present a singular setting for experiencing art on the "Walk of Art". www.jean-buscher.de
Music and wine in the Heights
A unique panorama of the city and the extraordinary mountain chain can be appreciated from the top floor of the City Hall building viewpoint, which hosts cultural events all the year round. Since 2009, a new urban proposal "Music and Wine in the Heights” show is offered there.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, home of “Double Lariat” Cabernet, is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley. Allowing convenient access from many Bay Area locations, visitors sense that something special awaits them upon entering the gates of the winery. From award winning wines to wine pairing educational experiences, JRV is the perfect spot for all Wine Country visitors.
Art and culture have brought the disused erstwhile railway premises in Nieder-Olm back to life again for over a year. Under the management of the team from Schloss Sörgenloch, not only has an event location been fundamentally redesigned here in accordance with modern aspects, but on or by track 3 a special cultural treat takes place at least once a month, accompanied by wines from various Rheinhessen winegrowers as well as products from the cuisine of the already prize-winning Schloss Sörgenloch (Best of 2012). More than enough reason to present the Art and Culture award to Nieder-Olm.
Hall St. Helena combines the communal feeling and slow pace of wine country with cultural aspects of the vibrant city. Visitors are invited to explore the Gold Leed Certified state-of-the-art hospitality center and winery, renovated historic Bergfeld Winery, and expansive art collection, and unwind and relax on the beautiful grounds sipping on award winning wines. Drop in for a casual wine tasting, take a guided tour or book a private experience. There is something for everyone.
The multicoloured sculpture that the internationally renowned street artists -the Cantabrian Okuda and the French Remed- , have risen in the vineyards of Campo Viejo winery will not leave anyone indifferent: it is a symbol of the winery activities in collaboration with artists in the streets of different cities of the world to bring wine culture to young public. 'Streets of Colour "is the wine event that goes all over the world: the artists perform their graffitis in the street while the winery encourages to taste the best of their barrels.
La obra que los artistas callejeros de renombre internacional, el cántabro Okuda y el francés Remed, han levantado en los viñedos de la bodega Campo Viejo no deja indiferente a nadie. Pero, esta escultura multicolor es sólo un símbolo de las actividades que la bodega en colaboración con los artistas desarrolla en las calles de distintas ciudades del mundo para llevar la cultura del vino a la población más joven. ‘Streets of Colour’ es el evento vitivinícola que pasean por el mundo: los artistas realizan sus graffitis en la calle y la bodega anima a degustar lo mejor de sus barricas.
The Douro Museum - a land museum aims at representing the Douro Demarcated Region’s natural and cultural heritage, designated World Heritage by UNESCO. The main building is located in Peso da Régua, settled in one of the most iconic buildings in the eighteenth century – Casa da Companhia, inaugurated in 2008.