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For the first time, Lausanne has had the pleasure of hosting the General Assembly for the international Great Wine Capitals network!

For the first time, Lausanne has had the pleasure of hosting the General Assembly for the international Great Wine Capitals network!

The international Great Wine Capitals (GWC) network brings together the twelve biggest world capitals that share a major economic and cultural asset: their world-renowned wine region. For the first time, from 22 to 26 October, the City of Lausanne hosted the international network’s General Assembly. 120 delegates had the opportunity to discover Swiss vineyards and a country that sits between innovation and tradition on a conference day hosted by important players in Switzerland’s economic, tourism and wine-growing landscape. The Assembly closed on Thursday 26 October with a gala and ceremony for the Regional Best Of Wine Tourism and Global Best of Wine Tourism awards.

Vaud wines in the spotlight at Expovina in Zurich!

Vaud wines in the spotlight at Expovina in Zurich!

Since 1950, Expovina has established itself as the must-attend event for oenophiles from all over the world in the heart of Zurich. This year, the event takes on the colors of the Canton of Vaud by welcoming Vaud wines as guests of honor.

Porto Wine & Travel Week is Back

Porto Wine & Travel Week is Back

Wine tourism enthusiasts from around the globe will converge in Portugal next February for an entire week gathering focused on business and networking. The Porto Wine & Travel Week will see dozens of influential figures in the international wine tourism sector descend upon Porto. They share a common dedication to advancing tourism initiatives that seamlessly blend wine, travel, and regional experiences.

Global Achievements in Wine Tourism Celebrated at Prestigious 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards Ceremony

Global Achievements in Wine Tourism Celebrated at Prestigious 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards Ceremony

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network is delighted to announce the winners of the highly anticipated 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards. This year, a remarkable 551 applications were received from 11 Capitals across the world. Over the course of the year, 75 Regional winners were unveiled in their respective Capitals, celebrating outstanding achievements in wine tourism. The Network’s newest member, Hawke’s Bay, who joined mid-year will only open the Awards to their region next year.