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Great Wine Capitals 2014 Awards in Spectacular Vino con Vista Napa California

The Wine Cellar at Hess Winery

The Wine Cellar at Hess Winery (Photo credit: Don J Schulte)

Mustards in the spring in Napa Valley. Photo b...

Mustards in the spring in Napa Valley. Photo by Emily Bryden, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Napa Valley

Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and prepare to spent some time in the heart of Vino con Vista Napa Valley, a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Napa Valley and Sonoma County make up the spectacular wine region in California; there are more than 400 wineries in Napa Valley and 200 in Sonoma. 
“The Great Wine Capitals is a network of ten major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.” These prestigious wine regions are:
RiojaBordeauxCape Town

Cape Winelands


South Island






San Francisco | Napa Valley and Valparaìso

Casablanca Valley.

Founded in 1999, the Network has developed and introduced several projects, initiatives and programs with the objective of achieving excellence in tourism, business services and education within the global alliance of its renowned wine regions.

The ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ Awards is an annual International Competition “designed to reward the wineries in each member city and wine region that have distinguished themselves in terms of the excellence of their facilities in various categories from art and culture to sustainable wine tourism, and delivering quality experiences to the public. Since their inception, over 465 properties have received an award from over 3 100 nominees.”

They also offer grants “aimed at promoting excellence and innovativeness in the fields of wine tourism and marketing. These grants encourage young researchers who are usually enrolled in wine education programs and who have been nominated by a member city of the Network. Two Grants of 4.500€ are annually awarded to the most promising projects and the most compelling presentations and realizations.”

For a comprehensive list of winners visit: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com
Winners By Region

– Any -San Francisco | Napa ValleyValparaiso | Casablanca ValleyPortoCape Town | Cape WinelandsBordeauxChristchurch | South IslandFirenzeMendozaMainz | RheinhessenBilbao | RiojaSan Francisco | Napa Valley

Winners by Year

The Hess Collection

Global Winner
Art and Culture
San Francisco | Napa Valley

Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Regional Winner
San Francisco | Napa Valley

CADE Estate Winery

Regional Winner
Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices
San Francisco | Napa Valley

Cuvaison Estate Wines

Regional Winner
Architecture & Landscapes
San Francisco | Napa Valley

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Regional Winner
Wine Tourism Restaurant
San Francisco | Napa Valley

Raymond Vineyards

Regional Winner
Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
San Francisco | Napa Valley

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Regional Winner
Wine Tourism Service
San Francisco | Napa Valley
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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