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COVID-19 has necessitated plenty of innovation in the digital space. Here are three ways wineries are communicating with their customers in the Corona virus era.

Caves Santa Marta (Santa Marta Cellars) is a wine cooperative founded in 1959, located in Santa Marta de Penaguião, right in the heart of the Douro, the oldest demarcated and regulated region in the world, and next to the famous Estrada Nacional 2, the longest road in Portugal, which connects the country from North to South, through a fascinating 739 km route.

Clare Valley brothers Damon and Jonathan Koerner have been recognised with one of industry’s top awards, the Young Guns of Wine.

Bodegas Murua in Elciego is much more than a winery, although the  winery building, an old stone manor house surrounded by vineyards in gently rolling countryside, creates a picture perfect image of a classical winery.

This image, along with a spectacular collection of artwork and wine-related literature, earned Bodegas Murua a 2020 ‘Best Of’ Wine Tourism award for Art & Culture from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

Declared National Historical Monument in July, 2019 and located in  the District of General Alvear in Mendoza, Bodega Faraon was a technologically advanced winery, built during the mid 20th century.

This is the perfect quirky accommodation option for all the wine lovers out there. Quinta da Pacheca has launched its new lodging option, which offers nothing less than the opportunity to sleep in a giant wine barrel in the heart of Douro Valley. Ever since this has been the Top Choice to spend the night, so be sure to experience it. Just a friendly reminder: book it well in advance!

The first wine based UNESCO Heritage site, Saint Emilion has to be one of the most romantic and authentic places in the Bordeaux region. This perfectly preserved medieval village with its tiny lanes and many restaurants is famed for its red wines. You might not know that they also make a sparkling wine here – Crémant de Bordeaux.

There is a garden where they used to roll wine barrels. Oranges and lemons hang in the trees; the air is full of brightness and light. This is from where Charlemagne – also known as Charles the Great – ruled the world. His palace stood only a few hundred meters from here. Ever since then, they have been growing those vines here in Ingelheim from which they press the deep red wines for which the city is famous to this day. Around 50 wines can be tasted here, whether in the vinotheque or in the restaurant right next to the indoor garden – the Best Of Wine Tourism-Award for Architecture, Parks and Gardens could not have gone to a better place.

Spending a night at the Castel de Daval is much more than staying in a traditional hotel. This BnB offers 5 rooms, decorated and named among autochthone varieties of grapes. It is located in the middle of the vineyards surrounded by the alps, in the Valais Region, just one hour from Lausanne.

A journey into the heart of the Douro Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region…

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