The Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism awards are a recognition to quality and excellence. This year it is also a praise for effort and strength. Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID it was not possible to offer a gala event as it is the regular case, despite of it, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism prepared an announcement gala video hosted by the National Wine Harvest Queen to unveil the winners. You can watch it in

And the winners are!!!

Companies and agents in the wine tourism sector are readapting their strategies to the COVID-19 context, and Great Wine Capitals Global Network works as an international meeting point to share steps, initiatives and brilliant ideas to face this enormous challenge.


Verona is proud to celebrate its 2021 Best of Wine Tourism Award winners selected in seven categories. High level of expertice and commitment in wine tourism.

Celebrating innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the eleven greatest wine regions in the world, wineries across the Western Cape entered into the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards. These awards provide an opportunity for wineries and other visitor-serving businesses in each region to gain exposure and recognition for their commitment to presenting leading wine tourism options while giving visitors a one-stop list of the best places to experience.

Our new Best Of Wine Tourism Award winners for 2021 from Mainz and  Rheinhessen are fixed! The ten-member GWC jury, chaired by Mayor Michael Ebling selected the winners in six categories.

Aware of climate change impact on the wine sector, since a few years researchers have been developing pioneering studies and projects that allow them to anticipate scenarios and establish models adapted to new global circumstances.


The Bordeaux blend, a response to the challenges of climate change. 

The University of Adelaide has been conducting important research aimed at improving the quality of wines produced in a warmer climate. The University are partners in Adelaide's membership to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

The bulk of precipitation in Germany occurs in the summer, while in the southern wine-growing countries, it rains primarily in the spring, autumn and winter. Here, rainfall generally decreases during the final stage of ripening; in the south, rainfall increases dramatically as the harvest approaches. These climatic factors have a pronounced influence on German wine.

Global warming is impacting the DOCa Rioja and numerous studies provide scientific evidence of the fact. 

While growers and wineries recognize that global warming is impacting their businesses, putting measures in place in Rioja vineyards to counteract it requires changing traditional ways of planting and working the soil.  Forward thinking viticulturists such as Roberto Frías are applying solutions to their company’s vineyards and experts like Fernando Martínez de Toda are providing practical, science-based solutions that will hopefully benefit Rioja as a whole.