The Great Wine Capitals Global Network recognizes Napa Valley as one of 12 Great Wine Capitals around the world (and the only one in North America). The organization recently celebrated Napa Valley hospitality businesses as leaders in the 2024 Best of Wine Tourism awards.

The annual Best of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the greatest wine regions in the world. For Napa Valley, the awards program spotlights hospitality leaders for their commitment to excellence in delivering the highest quality experiences to visitors through seven categories.

Here are the 2024 winners from Napa Valley:

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

Regional Winner – Accommodations
Recognized as a lodging property that demonstrates a close connection to our wine region, driving tourism to the valley. In the food and wine capital of North America, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley welcomes you to a one-of-a-kind wine country resort set within a world-class vineyard. Discover innovative and seasonal cuisine at Michelin-starred Auro, holistic spa rituals at Spa Talisa, and thoughtfully personalized Four Seasons service. Raise a glass to all the best in life as you soak in magnificent views of Napa Valley from this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resort.

Antinori Napa Valley

Regional Winner – Architectures and Landscapes
Recognized as a winery with significant architectural design elements or characteristics, whether historical or contemporary. Antinori Napa Valley is a landmark achievement for the Antinori Family, whose winemaking legacy spans over six centuries. Applying their Old-World heritage and knowledge to unlock the highest potential of this mountain estate, the family has created New-World wines of finesse and refinement.

RD Winery

Regional Winner – Art and Culture
Recognized as a winery that displays a commitment to combining arts, culture, and wine in a forward-looking way. As with many crafts, when you input quality ingredients, experience, and devotion, the output is a reflection of those efforts. RD Winery’s philosophy is to keep it real. From their minimalist winemaking practices to their choice growers from remarkable locales throughout California, RD Winery’s focus on crafting wines that reflect quality through and through and are a joy to drink with every single sip.

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Regional Winner – Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
Recognized as a winery that consistently delivers innovative, educational, and exceptional leisure activities and experiences. Trefethen Family Vineyards crafts distinguished estate grown wines that express the unique spirit of their land, vines, and people. The dedication of the Trefethen family is manifested in every aspect of the operation, from the soil to the table, including sustainable farming, thoughtful winemaking, and gracious hospitality.

For three generations, the Trefethen family has devoted itself to wine made solely from the fruit of their estate vineyards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. A characteristic brightness that animates every bottle, reflecting both the cool climate and the joy with which the family approaches their work.

Grgich Hills Estate

Regional Winner – Sustainable Wine Tourism Experiences
Recognized as a winery that has implemented environmental practices and sustainable innovations and developments in the vineyards, winery, and visitor experience. With Napa Valley as Grgich Hills‘ backyard, the enviable variety of soils and microclimates provide their Napa vineyards with the best possible conditions to produce the highest quality fruit. As Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Ivo Jeramaz say, “great wines begin in the vineyard.” Growing high-quality fruit is a crucial step in the winemaking process. The advantages of organic and regenerative farming range from benefits to human health, to protecting the environment, and the welfare of natural ecosystems.

“We want to make truly authentic wines that resemble their birthplace. We do that by owning all of our organically-certified vineyards and by practicing the most progressive and effective farming method – regenerative agriculture. ‘Sustainability’ is only continuing to do what you’ve always done, whereas ‘regeneration’ actually brings soil back to life.” stated Violet Grgich.

Oakville Grocery & Wine Merchant

Regional Winner – Wine Tourism Restaurant
Recognized as a restaurant that elevates the regional wine experience. Oakville Grocery & Wine Merchant’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the glass and table, with their knowledgeable and charismatic team members, aiding in the creation of lasting memories and unforgettable moments to be shared with friends and family. An integral part of Napa Valley history since 1881, Oakville Grocery & Wine Merchant remains a gathering place for all to share the best in handcrafted, locally sourced items.

Napa Valley Vine Trail

Global Winner – Wine Tourism Services
Recognized for focusing on providing a service to the local wine tourism industry. The Napa Valley Vine Trail was created with the intent of having a walking and biking trail system to connect the entire Napa Valley-physically, artistically, and culturally. This trail features a safe and scenic route that is level, paved, family-friendly, dog-friendly, and free. The full trail will eventually stretch from Vallejo to Calistoga, a full 47-miles. This trail brings benefits to lodging and tourism businesses, including enhancing Napa Valley’s beauty for those who enjoy physical activities during their vacations.

Congratulations to all of Napa Valley’s winners!