On Wednesday September 2nd, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)* and the Great Wine Capitals Global Network had the pleasure to meet virtually to celebrate the recent observer status of the Network at the OIV.

Adelaide, South Australia is a charming city, its easy layout with wide streets and grid design is highlighted by beautifully designed modern and historical buildings. The parklands, a protected strip of green space, surround the city and several city squares further reinforce the sense of open space. Wherever you are in this great city, you are only five minutes’ walk away from green space and fresh air. 

There are key elements to take into account for the development of a wine tourism destination to its full potential. Here we will list the fundamental requirements and we will tell you why Mendoza is one of the Great Wine Capitals of the world and a destination you cannot miss!

Bordeaux has a lot to offer for tourism and wine tourism in particular; the city and its wine region gathers all the ingredients to make it an excellent destination. Bordeaux is magnetic for wine lovers, discover why.

Here is what makes Cape Town and the Cape Wineland's one of the best wine destinations:

Accommodation: La Residence Hotel

There is no better way to end off a tasting than with a leisure stroll through Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes vineyards on a 30-acre farm. La Residence, located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands.

The Rioja region is a fantastic wine tourism destination.  We have it all - spectacular landscape, picturesque villages with their narrow cobblestoned streets and majestic churches, great wine and food, plenty of things do do when you're not eating and tasting wine in our wineries, and most of all, welcoming locals who go out of their way to make your experience memorable!

Lausanne : The perfect balance of a city and the countryside

Gentle hills, secluded valleys, excellent wines, warm people and historic places are just some of the features that draw guests to Germany’s largest wine-growing region.

Is a sommelier important in a restaurant? Explanation by the Swiss-Italian Paolo Basso, elected "Best Sommelier of the World 2013".

As a luxury wine hotel, The Yeatman, facing Porto, takes on the place of an embassy for the best national wines. The secret is well kept in its award-winning wine cellar, which has one of the most complete and diverse collections of Portuguese wines. Its wine selection offers the gastronomic component the perfect complement, where the sommelier appears as the secret weapon of this experience.