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The Winners of "Best Of Wine Tourism 2010"

Source: Mendoza Online
10.12.2009

More than 200 guests at "La Enoteca" met the winners of the International Best Of Wine Tourism 2010 Contest. Around 45 wineries, restaurants and tour operators from Mendoza competed for this important prize and aspire to win the major prize against the other 7 cities of the Great Wine Capitals Network.

Graced with the presence of important authorities and businesspeople of Mendoza, for the fifth consecutive year and a record participation of the local wine sector, took place the Great Wine Capitals' Best Of Wine Tourism awards ceremony.

The Network's local Committee announced the local wineries, restaurants and tour operators that won the gold, silver and bronze prizes in each one of the 7 categories of this year's competition.

The jury, formed by 24 people that are a reference in the assessed fields, had a hard task choosing Mendoza's winners, who competed in up to 2 of the 7 categories proposed this year: architecture, parks and gardens; art and culture; accommodation; innovative wine tourism experiences; sustainable wine tourism practices; wine tourism restaurants and wine tourism services.

The evaluation highlighted the most original and innovative elements, while the general basis was: services quality, originality in the tourism offer, customer service and commitment in the development of wine tourism.

The contestants competed for the gold, silver and bronze. The gold winners will participate in a second stage, the International Best Of Wine Tourism Awards, where they will compete against the winners of the other 7 wine capitals. This contest will take place within the GWC Annual General Meeting in Bordeaux, from the next 1st to 5th of November.

It is important to highlight that the local Best Of winners will have the chance to compete for the international prize, increase their worldwide acknowledgement and participate in events related to wine tourism in the member cities.

Winners ordered by category

ACCOMMODATION
- Bronze: Casa Margot
- Silver: Lares de Chacras
- Gold: Algodon Wine Estates

WINE TOURISM RESTAURANTS
- Bronze: Ruca Malén
- Silver: Norton
- Gold: Familia Zuccardi

ARCHITECTURE, PARKS AND GARDENS
- Bronze: Andeluna Cellars
- Silver: Codorniu Argentina
- Gold: Bodega Salentein - Espacio Killka

ART AND CULTURE
- Bronze: O. Fournier
- Silver: Casa del Visitante - Familia Zuccardi
- Gold: Casa Vinícola Reyter

INNOVATIVE WINE TOURISM EXPERIENCES
- Bronze: Villa Rosa Viñedo
- Silver: Algodon Wine Estates
- Gold: Norton

WINE TOURISM SERVICES
- Bronze: Mendoza Holidays
- Silver: Ketek
- Gold: Aymará

SUSTAINABLE WINE TOURISM PRACTICES
- Bronze: Lares de Chacras
- Silver: O. Fournier
- Gold: Navarro Correas

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