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Companies in the wine sector and tour operators in Porto and in the Douro and Vinhos Verdes regions have a few more days to apply for the Best Of Wine Tourism 2022 awards, an initiative developed by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network – International Network of Large Capitals Vineyards, in which the Municipality of Porto represents the Douro, Porto and Vinho Verde wine regions.
Considering the constraints that companies in the sector have been facing due to the pandemic situation, the organization decided to extend the deadline until Monday, July 26th.
Services that stand out for excellence and innovation will be awarded in one of the following categories: Accommodation; Wine Restaurants; Architecture and Landscape; Art and culture; Innovative Experiences in Wine Tourism; wine tourism services; Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.
The winner of each category enters, in a second phase, the international competition, being a candidate for a Global prize, which is awarded by a jury composed of representatives from all cities/regions that are members of this network: Adelaide-South Australia; Bilbao-Rioja; Bordeaux; Cape Town-Cape Winelands; Lausanne; Mainz-Rheinhessen; Mendoza; Harbor; S. Francisco-Napa Valley; Valparaiso-Casablanca Valley; and Verona.
The competition also includes the attribution of the People’s Choice Award, so that the public can also vote for their favorite candidate.
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 awardees. The contest winners also benefit from the possibility of joining this worldwide wine tourism network and benefiting from the sharing of knowledge in this area.
Access the competition rules and application form HERE.