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The Great Wine Capitals BEST OF Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the ten greatest wine regions in the world.

The BEST OF program provides an opportunity for wineries and other visitor-serving businesses in each region to gain exposure and recognition for their commitment to presenting leading wine tourism options while giving visitors a one-stop list of the best places to experience.

This International competition is designed to reward businesses in each member region that have distinguished themselves in terms of the excellence of their facilities and delivering quality experiences to visitors in various categories. Since their inception, over 465 properties have received an award from 3001 nominees.

Awards are given in the following seven categories:

  • Accommodation
  • Wine Tourism Restaurants
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices
  • Architecture & Landscape
  • Art & Culture
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
  • Wine Tourism Services

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