A new edition of the Best Of Wine Tourism awards competition is underway, an initiative developed since 2003 by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, in which the Municipality of Porto represents the Douro, Porto and Vinhos Verdes wine regions.

Companies that develop wine tourism activities in the Douro, Porto and Vinhos Verdes regions may enter, and the services that stand out for their excellence and innovation will be awarded in one of the following categories: Accommodation; Wine Tourism Restaurants; Architecture & Landscapes; Art & Culture; Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences; Wine Tourism Services; Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

The winner of each category enters, in a second phase, the international competition, and goes on to compete for a Global Award, which is granted by a jury made up of representatives from all the member cities/regions of this network: Adelaide-South Australia; Bilbao-Rioja; Bordeaux; Cape Town-Cape Winelands; Lausanne; Mainz-Rheinhessen; Mendoza; Porto; San Francisco-Napa Valley; Valparaiso-Casablanca Valley; and Verona.

In addition, a new edition of the People's Choice Award will be held, so that the public can also vote for their favourite.

This is considered a unique opportunity to promote and communicate each brand in the tourism and wine sectors, due to the media attention given to the competition and its award winners. The winners of the competition also have the chance to join this worldwide wine tourism network and enjoy the knowledge-sharing in this field.

In this particularly hard time for tourism, that we are experiencing, this competition becomes even more relevant, enabling our region and our best wine tourism offers to become known internationally.

Applications must be sent by 16 July 2021.

Access the competition rules and the application form:

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