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Gwcs Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2021
Winners Announcement 2022 Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards

The prestigious Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards are a celebration of excellence in wine tourism across eleven of the greatest wine regions of the world. 

Offering exposure and recognition for excellence to wineries and related service businesses in each region, the awards also serve as a convenient list for visitors to find the best places to experience. 

An exhaustive and thorough judging process preceded the awards and included seven expert judges and three Wine Tourism Ambassador Award judges conducting ‘mystery-shopper’-type visits to the wineries in their assigned categories. 

This year’s winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at Creation Wines in Hermanus on 12 October 20201.

1. Accommodation

Winner: Delaire Graff

2. Wine Tourism Restaurants

Winner: Creation Wines

3. Wine Tourism Services

Winner: Creation Wines

4. Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

Winner: Vergelegen

5. Architecture & Landscape

Winner: Vergelegen

6. Art & Culture

Winner: La Motte Wine Estate

7. Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences

Winner: Babylonstoren

The Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards are additional awards that recognise ongoing transformation in South Africa’s wine tourism industry. These properties celebrate our unique heritage and culture and make efforts towards sustainability and conservation. The winners of the Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards are: 

1. The Wine Tourism Diversity Award:

Winner: PaardenKloof Wines

2. The Authentic South African Experience Award:

Winner: A A Badenhorst

3. WWF Conservation Pioneer Award:

Winner: De Wetshof

“I would like to address my sincere congratulations to the 2022 winners of this new edition of Best Of Wine Tourism awards contest. The quality of the wine tourism offer in the Western Cape wine regions is a credit to the tourism industry as a whole in South Africa. I would also like to congratulate the winners for their sustainable practices, an example for the whole world while the wine industry, all over the globe, is working hard to implement solutions to mitigate their impact on environment,”
Catherine Leparmentier Dayot, Managing Director: Great Wine Capitals Global Network.