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Winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best Wine Tourism Award in the Wine Tourism Service category, EcoTours Portugal is a company that organises a series of experiences across various regions of Portugal.

This company runs some programmes to the Douro Valley that can last up to 3 days, enabling you to enjoy this region with many possibilities, including visits to wineries, historical monuments, Douro River cruise, wine tastings and a taste the delicious local cuisine.

I went on the one-day Douro Cruise experience, and got to see a few different sites in that region:

 

Vinos y Placeres: sharing the pleasure of Mendoza’s wine with the world

 

Taking the trophy for Wine Tourism Services at Mendoza’s Great Wine Capital Awards this year was a double celebration for the Vinos y Placeres TV show which was also celebrating its tenth anniversary

Saturday in Mainz means wine time. It's on the market, at the feet of the 1000-year-old cathedrale, where young and old meet. They chat, they eat, but above all, they indulge in the wines of Mainz, and they come in hundreds. 20 years ago, the "Marktfrühstück" – the market breakfast – was invented by a small group of winemakers from Mainz, today, it’s the hottest wine event of a whole region – beloved all around, and imitated by many a city in Germany.

Chateau Prieuré Lichine has a very long history of hospitality. As it's name implies, it is an old priory, built just behind the church of Cantenac, one of the five villages of the Margaux appellation.

There are not a lot of places in the world, let alone wineries, which are as inviting as Elderton in the Barossa. As soon as I walked in the door I just wanted to find a spot on one of the beautiful couches to curl up next to the fire with a glass of delicious Shiraz. I felt like I walked into the home of a favourite auntie and was about to experience the best bit of family time. I think I picked up the vibe of this location perfectly - family seems to be the magic word, and the Elderton Ashmead family makes sure you feel like part of theirs.

Join us in the heart of the Napa Valley for Sequoia Grove Winery’s Terroir Tasting Experience. Learn the Sequoia Grove history, viticulture and winemaking practices and how the terroir of prominent Napa Valley AVAs is reflected in our wines. 

Located in Vila Nova de Gaia, like all warehouses where Port wines are aged, Churchill's Visitor Centre has what the brand wants to convey: elegance and style.

You’d be right to assume that Malbec is the heart and soul of Mendoza’s wine industry. It’s not only the most widely-planted grape variety in Mendoza, but it is the grape variety that put Argentina as a wine country on the map for most wine consumers. It is the most exported grape variety and it is the most valued too.

To celebrate the importance of this grape variety for the Argentine wine industry, Wines of Argentina started Malbec World Day —on 17th April — during which several wine events celebrating Malbec are celebrated simultaneously around the world. Where the events were perhaps lacking though, was in the home of Malbec — in Mendoza.

On the winery Domhof visitors experience an escape room as spys in search of the secret wine recipe: The new wine is priceless, the winemaker created a new recipe – the bottle must be somewhere down here. And the game begins ...

The Emery Family has been producing quality wines for over 125 years and trough 5 generations. Tradition, know-how, elegance, passion and emotion are distinguishing the two brothers’ commitment to maintain the heritage of wine producing. Today their offer ranges from a wine tasting with local culinary specialities to a helicopter tour that takes you on an epicurean experience on a nearby glacier in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

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