July 11, 2024

2025 Wine Capitals Awards: Honoring Western Cape’s Best

Photo credit: Benguela Cove

Wesgro is thrilled to invite wine producers, wineries, and wine experience providers across the Western Cape to participate in the prestigious 2025 Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism and Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards.

This annual competition celebrates the innovation, excellence, and dedication of the wine tourism industry, providing a platform for local businesses to gain international recognition and enhance their global standing. Whether you’re a small boutique winery or a large wine estate, these awards offer a unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to quality and creativity in one of the world’s most significant wine regions.

Celebrating Excellence in Wine Tourism

The Best Of Wine Tourism Awards, a hallmark of quality and innovation, recognise outstanding achievements in wine tourism across the world’s most significant wine regions. This is your opportunity to showcase your excellence and contribute to the global elevation of wine tourism standards.

Award Categories

The Great Wine Capitals Awards of Excellence are presented in seven distinct categories:

  • Accommodation
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices
  • Architecture & Landscape
  • Art & Culture
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
  • Wine Tourism Services

Each award acknowledges exceptional offerings or services that make a positive impact on local wine tourism, distinguishing them as leaders in the industry.

Media Exposure and Marketing Benefits

Winning these awards offer extensive media coverage and international recognition. Winners will be featured in an annual global campaign funded by Great Wine Capitals, including:

  • Inclusion in a professionally designed and published brochure.
  • Advertorials in popular industry-related media.
  • Social media promotions and joint marketing activities.
  • Inclusion in promotional digital assets.

The Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards 2025

Recognising South Africa’s unique history and commitment to transformation, the Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards celebrate those who embody cultural heritage, innovation, and sustainability. The categories are:

  • The Wine Tourism Diversity Award
  • The Authentic South African Experience Award
  • Conservation Pioneer Award

These awards highlight leaders who are driving eco and social sustainability and transformation in the wine tourism industry and those properties who proudly celebrate our culture and heritage.

Entry Details

Entry Fee: R700 incl VAT per entry

Submission Deadline: 25 July 2024.

How to Enter

To apply, please visit www.bestofwinetourism.co.za for the application form, information on supporting documents, and payment methods. Discover the benefits of entering these awards and seize the opportunity to position your destination as a world-class wine tourism leader.

Join us in celebrating innovation and excellence in wine tourism. We look forward to your participation in the 2025 Best Of Wine Tourism and Wine Tourism Ambassador Awards!

Here’s what the current Global Regional Winner has to say:
“Winning the Best Of Global Regional award was a game-changer for our winery. It elevated our profile globally, expanded our market reach, and validated our dedication to quality. We highly recommend all wineries to apply and share their unique stories and passion.” Soné Kuhn, Destination Manager at Benguela Cove one of the Global Regional Winner for the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2024