The 2021 edition of the Best Of Wine Tourism awards has been concluded, with the global award in the Douro/Porto and Vinho Verde regions to the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel.
Awarded in the "accommodation" category, in the first phase of this competition, the development has now been distinguished, in the global vote, as the big winner for the Douro/Porto and Vinho Verde regions.
"In an atmosphere of calm and intimacy, this superb hotel, located in a 30-ha wine estate, part of the Vinho Verde wine route, connects accommodation to wine production", points out the website of Great Wine Capitals Global Network - Rede Internacional de Capitais de Grandes Vinhedos, promoter of these awards.
Located in Telões (Amarante), the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel is part of the restricted lot of six global winners of the Best Of Wine Tourism 2021 awards.
In addition to the hotel representing the Douro/Porto and Vinho Verde regions, the following winners were also honoured: Wirra Wirra Vineyards (Adelaide, Australia); Creation Wines (Cape Town and Cape Winelands, South Africa); Weingut Thörle (Mainz-Rheinhessen, Germany); Superuco Winery (Mendoza, Argentina) and Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607 (Verona, Italy).
This competition rewards wine tourism service companies for the excellence of their facilities and services, in categories such as accommodation, wine restaurants, architecture and landscape, art and culture, innovative wine tourism experiences, wine tourism services, and sustainable wine tourism practices.
The Great Wine Capitals Global Network - Rede Internacional de Capitais de Grandes Vinhedos, composed of cities recognized worldwide for their wines and wine regions, aims to promote wine tourism in these areas, encouraging economic, academic and cultural development in their community through exchanges and joint projects. It is up to the Municipality of Porto to officially represent Porto and its regions in this context.