South African Wine Estates Shine
Topnews, Tourismus, Wirtschaft, Presse
25. Januar 2016
South Africa’s Delaire Graff Estate took the 2016 Global laurels after taking the top spot in both the Art and Culture and Wine Tourism Restaurants categories. Delaire Graff Estate, situated in the Helshoogte pass just outside Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, has been announced as the overall winner at the 2016 Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards.
The other wine regions of the world are Bilbao in Spain; Bordeaux in France; Mendoza in Argentina; Porto in Portugal; Valparaiso or Casablanca Valley in Chile; Napa Valley in San Francisco; US and Rheinhessen in Mainz, Germany. The Best of Wine Tourism awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the eight greatest wine regions in the world.
In the regional leg of the 2016 Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards, the following Winelands establishments were also awarded:
Villiera Wines for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices
La Motte Wine Estate for Wine Tourism Service
Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm for Architecture & Landscapes
Boschendal Estate for Accommodation
Creation Wines for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences.
Innovation was particularly lauded at this year’s competition, with wineries clearly responding to the challenge of higher expectations from tourists. More and more wineries are catering to responsible visitors, including designated drivers and children.
– Source: Traveller24