Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of internationally renowned cities and wine regions:
Adelaide | South Australia (Australia); Bilbao | Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France); Mainz | Rheinhessen (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina),
Porto (Portugal), San Francisco | Napa Valley (USA), Valparaiso | Casablanca Valley (Chile) and Verona (Italy).
These cities and wine regions share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.
Great Wine Capitals is the only network encompassing the so-called “Old” and “New” worlds of wine;
it has developed and introduced several initiatives, notably the ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards.
These awards serve as an industry benchmark for excellence and recognize leading wineries
and wine-tourism related businesses within each Great Wine Capital that have distinguished themselves
in areas such as innovation, service and sustainable practices.
Look for the Best Of Wine Tourism label when visiting one of these great wine tourism destinations!
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