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!


On the occasion of Vinexpo 2015, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting a conference with the objective to give an overview of the various wine tourism activities and performances in the Networks member regions.

Château de Rouillac

Château de Rouillac, which formerly belonged to the famous Baron Haussmann, is an ideal venue for corporate seminars. This estate full of history features the sorts of top-level modern services expected by professionals. Participants have an outstanding view of the 17th century manor house and its stables with draught horses and race horses that train every day.

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

Sustainability protects both the people and the place, creating a healthy environment to live and work in. In Bordeaux, where most vineyards are family run and are an integral part of the community, the philosophy of stewardship as properties are passed down from generation to generation is an important motivator for a sustainable model.

The Sweet Spot.

The area of Sauternes is beautiful, often swathed in the legendary early morning mists, responsible for the noble rot and adding to the romantic atmosphere. Amongst the rolling hillsides of vines there is a wealth of wonderful architecture, witness to the prosperous past of the region and the success of these fine wines.

The strapline of the Vignerons de Tutiac is 'Tout Bordeaux' or 'All of Bordeaux'. It is a very appropriate description of this leading cooperative winery.


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.

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.

Château de La Dauphine in Fronsac is no stranger to this blog. They were first featured when they won their first Best of Wine Tourism Gold Award in 2014, for Architecture & Landscapes. Hardly surprising, as this beautiful 18th century chateau and its park are nestled in the foothills of the vineyard slopes of Fronsac, overlooking the banks of the Dordogne.


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