Winners of the 2015 ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ Awards in Mendoza

In a ceremony that took place in the Espacio Cultural Le Parc in Mendoza, wineries, wine tourism companies and elected officials gathered to honor the region’s 2015 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ winners.

The national government was represented by Patricia Vismara, subsecretary for tourism promotion and Mora Dizembrino, director of tourism marketing. Provincial officials in attendance were Javier Espina, minister of tourism, Mariazul Ibañez, minister of culture and Guillermo Elizalde, minister of lands, environment and natural resources.

The winners were:

BODEGA NORTON: Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

Bodega Norton is one of Argentina’s most popular and recognized wineries.

Its success is based on its history, the people who work there and the unequalled blend of attractions such as the natural beauty of the land, the warmth of the people, great conditions for grapegrowing and the raw materials of its surroundings.

To book: Ruta Provincial 15. Km 23,5 – CP 5509 Luján de Cuyo Mendoza – Argentina
Phone: +54-261-4909760 / norton.com.ar / turismo@norton.com.ar

TRAPICHE: Architecture and Landscapes

Bodega Trapiche tells the story of 20th century grapegrowing and winemaking through its impressive architectural design. Here one can find a blend of traditional spaces, avant-garde architecture, a winemaking machinery museum, a tasting room under a glass pyramid that catalyzes ‘cosmic energy’ as well as vineyards and biodynamic parks that conserve the nature of its wines.

To book: Nueva Mayorga s/n Coquimbito – CP M5513CHA – Maipu – Mendoza Argentina

Phone: +54 9 261 6969145 / trapiche.com.ar / visitas@trapiche.com.ar

THE VINES RESORT & SPA: Accomodation

The Vines of Mendoza is an extraordinary place that defines a lifestyle, surrounded by vineyards and the impressive Andes mountain range in a privileged location.

Its restaurant 7 Fuegos and its excellent wines allow visitors to delve into Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty with the warm hospitality that we are known for.

To book: Ruta Provincial 94 Km 11 – CP 5560 – Tunuyán – Mendoza – Argentina

Phone: +54 261 (15) 4613900 / vinesresortandspa.com / info@vinesresortandspa.com

ANDELUNA CELLARS: Wine Tourism Restaurants

A perfect blend of the northern and southern hemispheres. Our cuisine represents
a style based mainly on seasonal produce.

This concept is based on the use of fresh produce that allows the creation of menus with subtle changes that give the visitor an unforgettable experience each time they visit.

To book: Ruta Provincial 89 s/n. km 11 Gualtallary – CP 5561 Tupungato – Mendoza – Argentina
Phone: +54 2622 423 226 ext. 13 / andeluna.com.ar / hospitality@andeluna.com.ar

MONTEVIEJO WINE ROCK: Art & Culture

The Wine Rock, a pioneer in its class, combines two important artistic genres: music and wine. Year after year, the Wine Rock takes place in Bodega Monteviejo where well-known Argentine and international musicians perform. The winery was built in 2001 and is located within Clos de los Siete in Vista Flores, Tunuyán.

To book: Clodomira Silva S/N – CP 5560 – Tunuyán – Mendoza- Argentina

Phone: +542622422054 / winerocktour.com / info@monteviejo.com.ar

RALLY BY WINERIES: Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences

Rally by Wineries combines passion for classic sports cars, wine routes through modern innovative wineries and the most spectacular scenery in the Mendoza region.

It’s an international event where participants enjoy the excellence of this rally with the background of the Andes mountain range.

The event takes place each March and allows visitors to Mendoza to enjoy a unique rally.

For more information: alejandro.boverman@cannata-bruno.com / rdlb.com.ar/el_rally.html

WINE REPUBLIC MAGAZINE: Wine Tourism Services

Wine Republic is a free magazine written in English and Portuguese with distribution throughout Argentina that specializes in Mendoza and its wines. Foreign visitors can read original articles about tourism written by native English and Portuguese speakers. Both versions of the magazine help to break the language barrier by providing cultural entertainment as well as valuable tips about what to do in Mendoza.

For more information: Espejo 266 – CP 5500 Ciudad – Mendoza – Argentina

Phone: + 54 261 4255613 / wine-republic.com / mariana@wine-republic.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