Valparaiso | Casablanca Valley celebrates its 2015 ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ award winners

Representatives of Casablanca Valley wineries as well as a number of elected officials including Jorge Castro, mayor of the city of Valparaiso, Rodrigo Martinez, mayor of the city of Casablanca and Mario Agliatti, president of the Casablanca Valley Grapegrowers’ Association gathered recently at Viña Viñamar in the Casablanca Valley for the ‘2015 Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

This event marked Valparaiso|Casablanca Valley’s first ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony.

The 2015 winners are:

Accommodation:

Viña Matetic

Fundo El Rosario

Lagunillas

Contact information:

www.matetic.cl

Felipe Wilson: felipe@matetic.com

Wine Tourism Restaurants:

Restaurante Macerado de Viña Mar

Camino Interior Nuevo Mundo s/n

Ruta 68, Km. 72

Casablanca

Contact information:

Gonzalo Donoso gdonoso@macerado.cl

Architecture and Landscape:

Estancia El Cuadro

Fundo El Cuadro s/n Tapihue

Casablanca

Contact information:

www.elcuadro.cl

Roberto Meiss rmeiss@elcuadro.cl

Art and Culture:

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara de Casablanca

Plaza de Armas

Casablanca

Contact information:

www.municasablanca.cl

Maritza Albillar albillar.maritza@gmail.com

Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences:

Bodegas RE

Camino Lo Ovalle, km. 1

Casablanca

Contact Information:

www.bodegasre.cl

Pablo@bodegasre.cl

Wine Tourism Services:

Viña Casas del Bosque

Hijuelas núm 2 Ex Fundo Santa Rosa

Casablanca

Contact information:

Nicolás Reyes nreyes@casasdelbosque.cl

Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices:

Viña Matetic

Fundo El Rosario

Lagunillas

Contact information:

www.matetic.cl

Felipe Wilson felipe@matetic.com

About the Great Wine Capitals Global Network

Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of eight internationally renowned wine regions – Bordeaux, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Mainz|Rheinhessen, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Porto, Portugal; Bilbao|Rioja, Spain, San Francisco|Napa Valley, USA and Valparaiso|Casablanca Valley in Chile. 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 http://www.greatwinecapitals.com.

Written by eleanor douglas