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Congress “Wine Tourism, A Strategy for Everyone”

Tourism professionals will have the opportunity of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM November 2015 to discover Bilbao and the Rioja wine tourism experiences. Your stay will begin on November 9th with the Wine Tourism Congress that will highlight new trends and experiences in worldwide wine tourism followed by a professional workshop...

Wine & wonder“ in the Great Wine Capital Mainz

Vino Travel in Mainz | Rheinhessen Great Wine Capitals propose a new experience for demanding  travellers  :
Wine & wonder“ in the Great Wine Capital Mainz
earthly pleasures and supernatural goodies

The Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger and Victoria Falls Tour

Herewith an example of a tour that Specialized Tours & Events can offer the discerning traveler.

The Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger and Victoria Falls Tour is a luxury tour which visits the top destinations in the area. Four nights are spent in Cape Town before visiting the Cape winelands. An exclusive game viewing...

Preliminary report of the biennial Great Wine Capitals Wine Tourism Market Survey

The survey studies, on a long goal running, how wineries’ performance is correlated with investments in wine tourism, products and services, and marketing strategies as well as with external factors (e.g. being a regional capital).

Icon Pinot Noir, from Casablanca Valley Featured in Wine Spectator

Cono Sur was also recognized in the Top 10 global brands earlier this year, by this magazine.

Cups which runneth over

The wine world is driven by the seasons. There is the biblical ‘time to plant and time to reap’ but right now South African producers are reaping alright – not bunches of grapes, though. They’re reaping in the trophies, gold and silver medals and commendations!

The New York Times Suggests What to Do in 36 Hours in Bilbao

The New York Times’ latest city feature highlights Bilbao with a video and article suggesting what to do in ’36 Hours in Bilbao’.

Honestly, 36 hours is not nearly enough time to experience the many cultural, artistic and gastronomic attractions of this exciting city, but the video and article gives you a hint of what you can expect...

Development of Wine Tourism around the Great Wine Capitals wine regions: new Business strategies?

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.

São João 2015, Porto

From May 23rd to July 4th, Porto will be celebrating S. João.
Six weeks of fun with more than 200 events, from concerts and music festivals, dances and theatre, to popular parades, competitions, runs, regattas, balloon launching, enthusing all who discover and participate on this party.

Cape Town | Cape Winelands 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards open for entry!

The 2016 Best of Wine Tourism Awards for Cape Town | Cape Winelands are now open for entry.  Local wineries have the opportunity to showcase the excellence of their wine tourism offerings.