Valparaíso Casablanca Valley celebrated its first Best Of Wine Tourism awards ceremony.

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Last Tuesday, on October 9th, at the Winery ViñaMar located in Casablanca Valley, Chile. The Vine Growing Association of Casablanca Valley, Valparaiso municipality and Casablanca municipality celebrated the Best Of Wine Tourism 2015 awards ceremony.

The event was attended by the Valparaiso Mayor Jorge Castro, Mayor of Casablanca Rodrigo Martinez and Mario Agliati President of the Vine Growing Association of Casablanca Valley, who presented the winners of the seven categories of the Best Of Wine Tourism, these awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism.

The 2015 awards winners in each category are:

Accommodation: Viña Matetic

Wine Tourism Restaurant: Restaurant Macerado de Viña Mar

Architecture and landscape: Estancia El Cuadro

Art and Culture: Iglesia Santa Bárbara de Casablanca  

Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences: Bodegas RE

Wine Tourism Services: Viña Casas del Bosque

Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices: Viña Matetic

The winners in each category will now compete against the winners from the other Great Wine Capitals for the International Best of Wine Tourism awards that will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in Mendoza, Argentina in November.