Mendoza announces winners of the 2013 'Best of Wine Tourism' awards

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Mendoza’s Park Hyatt Hotel recently hosted Mendoza’s 2013 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony.

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Mendoza tourism winners Best of wine tourism

Over 250 guests attended, including the Argentine Minister of Tourism Enrique Meyer, the Governor of Mendoza Francisco Pérez and Mendoza’s Minister of Tourism Javier Espina.

The increasing importance and prestige of the Best Of awards attracted more than 80 candidates in seven categories:  Accommodation, Restaurants, Architecture and Landscapes, Art and Culture, Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences, Wine Tourism Services, and Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

The 2013 winners are:

Accommodation: Atamisque Lodge
Wine Tourism Restaurant:  Casa del Visitante – Familia Zuccardi 
Architecture and Landscape: Pulenta Estate
Art and Culture:  El Camino del Vino – Frontera Films  
Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences: Entre Cielos 
Wine Tourism Services:  Mendoza Holidays 
Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices: Salentein – Mundo Salentein 

Minister of Tourism Meyer remarked, “I’m glad to come and see that the Mendoza wine tourism activity is improving constantly, competing for national awards and making further effort for an international award, as all entrepreneurs do.  Supporting these efforts are essential for us.”

Mendoza’s winners will compete for the international Best Of Wine Tourism Awards at the annual meeting of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in Florence on November 8.

About the Great Wine Capitals Global Network

Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of nine internationally renowned wine regions - Bordeaux, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Christchurch-South Island, New Zealand; Florence, Italy; Mainz-Rheinhessen, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Porto, Portugal; Bilbao-Rioja, Spain and San Francisco-Napa Valley, USA. The Best Of Wine Tourism awards serve as an industry benchmark for excellence and recognize leading wineries and wine-tourism related businesses within each Great Wine Capital that have distinguished themselves in areas such as innovation, service and sustainable practices.

For more information visit greatwinecapitals.com.