October 30, 2023

Benguela Cove Takes Centre Stage at Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2024

Benguela Cove

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network has announced the winners of the 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards, receiving 551 applications from 11 Capitals worldwide. Throughout the year, 75 Regional winners were unveiled in their respective Capitals, acknowledging exceptional achievements in wine tourism. Celebrating its 20th edition this year, the awards aim to showcase excellence in global wine tourism, inspiring innovation, and enhancing visitor experiences in the wine industry.

The prestigious ceremony took place at the Beau-Rivage Palace during the Network’s Annual Conference, where renowned wine destinations gather to celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism. These awards recognize the outstanding contributions of vineyards, wineries, and wine-related businesses to the world of wine tourism.

The 2024 Global Winners represent the pinnacle of wine tourism across the Great Wine Capitals:
Benguela Cove – Cape Winelands, (South Africa), Alkina Wine Estate – Adelaide, (South Australia), La Casa Cosme Palacio – Bilbao-Rioja, (Spain), Château Giscours – Bordeaux, (France), BAM La Voie des Sens – Train du Vigneron – Lausanne, (Switzerland), Steins Traube – Mainz-Rheinhessen, (Germany), Alpamanta Winery – Mendoza, (Argentina), Quinta do Bomfim, Merenda na Vinha – Porto, (Portugal), Napa Valley Vine Trail – (San Francisco) – Napa Valley, (USA), Casas del Bosque Winery – Valparaíso – Casablanca Valley, (Chile), and Farina Wines – Verona, (Italy).

2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Congratulations to Benguela Cove, awarded the 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. As the premier wine tourism destination in the Cape, Benguela Cove has long been renowned for its stunning natural setting, world-class wines, and dedication to providing the ultimate wine tourism experience. This esteemed award recognizes Benguela Cove as the pinnacle of Cape Town’s wine tourism. “We are deeply honoured and excited to hold the title of the 2024 Best of Wine Tourism in Cape Town. We eagerly anticipate continuing to offer our guests the very best of South African wine country.”

In a notable addition, the Network recognized the Vivanco Foundation in Rioja with a prestigious Special Achievement Award. This award is reserved for those who have made extraordinary contributions to wine tourism and has only been presented twice in the Awards’ history. The Vivanco Foundation now joins the esteemed ranks alongside La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux and the World of Wine in Porto, Portugal, as recipients of this exceptional accolade.