General News

Last Tuesday, October 30, in Matetic Vineyard, Valparaíso Casablanca Valley celebrated the award ceremony of Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2019.

This Tuesday, October 23, traditional Pinot Noir Night was celebrated in its twelfth edition. With more than 130 attendees, Association of Wine Entrepreneurs of Casablanca Valley honored one of the most emblematic vineyards of Casablanca Valley.

The 2019 international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards were announced during a gala dinner at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens on November 8. The ceremony marked the end of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Great Wine Capitals in Adelaide, South Australia. The international award winners were chosen from among the ‘Best Of’ winners from each Great Wine Capital. This year, there were 384 entrants and 62 local award winners worldwide. Château Smith Haut Lafitte won the International Best Of Wine Tourism awards for Bordeaux!


Casablanca Valley celebrates XII edition of its traditional Pinot Noir Night. Delicate night, dedicated to one of the most emblematic grape variety of the valley.

Mendoza's leading Ladies

When Susana Balbo graduated as a winemaker in 1981, she was the first female winemaker in Argentina. Although men still outweigh women in Mendoza’s cellars, there are plenty of inspiring women in Argentine wine today.

~We have interviewed four charismatic women winemakers who are making an impact on today’s winemaking scene in Canton de Vaud. You might have tasted their wines in the past but what else do you know about them? Find out more about them in these short interviews.

Two different women with the same philosophy: an excellent production while respecting the environment.

Women play a significant role in South Australian agribusiness – including the wine industry. However, there is enormous potential for the sector and our state’s regions to benefit even more from female participation and leadership in the sector.

To acknowledge this, the Women Influencing Agribusiness and Regions strategy has been developed through a partnership between women in industry, community and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

In Rioja, winemaking, management, sales and marketing have been until recently almost exclusively a man’s world.  However, women in Rioja have broken through the glass ceiling in a big way and currently make several of Rioja’s most iconic brands as well as manage some of the most prestigious estates.  

Here are just a few of the outstanding women in the world of Rioja wine.   


Our 4-day Basque Country Essentials tour lingers in Laguardia, with a tasting at a family-run winery and a traditional Rioja wine country lunch. You’ll start in Bilbao for a chance to visit the Guggenheim museum. And after your Rioja sojourn, continue to a true gem of a seaside city, San Sebastian.