Winners will be announced at the annual Visit Napa Valley Destination Symposium on September 28, 2023
Today the Napa Valley delegation for the Great Wine Capitals, which includes the County of Napa, Napa Valley Vintners, and Visit Napa Valley, proudly announces the call for submissions for the 2024 Best of Wine Tourism Regional Awards.
The annually-held Best Of Wine Tourism Awards celebrates innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the greatest wine regions in the world. Napa Valley is among 12 regions globally - and the only one in North America - that is recognized internationally by Great Wine Capitals for offering exceptional experiences in wine tourism.
In Napa Valley, the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards provide the opportunity to recognize innovation and excellence in wine tourism and hospitality in the following categories:
- Architecture & Landscapes
- Arts & Culture
- Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
- Sustainable Wine Tourism Experiences
- Wine Tourism Restaurants
- Wine Tourism Services
The 2023 Napa Valley Regional Award winners included Stanly Ranch, an Auberge Resorts Collection (Accommodations); Far Niente Winery (Architecture & Landscapes); HALL Napa Valley (Arts & Culture); V. Sattui Winery (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences); Platypus Wine Tours (Wine Tourism Services); Tres Sabores Winery (Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices); and PRESS Restaurant (Wine Tourism Restaurants). Subsequently, PRESS Restaurant, the 2023 regional winner in the category for Wine Tourism Restaurants, went on to receive global recognition as the 2023 Global Winner of Wine Tourism Restaurants.
To enter the program, visitor-facing tourism and hospitality businesses in Napa Valley are invited to self-nominate by submitting an entry in one or more of the above categories. Access the online entry form. Submissions are due August 25, 2023.
There is no cost to enter, and winners will be announced in front of an audience of industry peers at the annual Visit Napa Valley Destination Symposium on September 28, 2023. Winners from this regional group are then in consideration for the Global Best of Wine Tourism awards, giving recognition and visibility on a global stage.
About Great Wine Capitals Global Network
Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of 12 internationally renowned wine regions – Adelaide, South Australia; Bilbao-Rioja, Spain; Bordeaux, France; Cape Town-Cape Winelands, South Africa; Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand; Lausanne, Switzerland; Mainz-Rheinhessen, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Porto, Portugal; San Francisco-Napa Valley, USA; Valparaiso-Casablanca Valley, Chile; and Verona, Italy. The international Best Of Wine Tourism awards serves as an industry benchmark for excellence and recognizes leading wineries and wine-tourism related businesses in each Great Wine Capital that have distinguished themselves in areas such as innovation, service, and sustainable practices. For more information visit greatwinecapitals.com.
About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official destination marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect, and enhance the region’s position as the world’s premier wine country experience and to enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live, and work. Napa Valley’s rural 35-mile scenic landscape, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of five distinctive towns from north to south – Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa, and American Canyon. Additional designated areas include Rutherford, Oakville, Angwin, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa. For more information, please visit VisitNapaValley.com.
About Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $225 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for youth advancement. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at napavintners.com.