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Winners Announced in the Great Wine Capitals 2024 Best of Wine Tourism Regional Awards in Napa Valley

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Seven Napa Valley wine tourism businesses were honored during the annual Visit Napa Valley Destination Symposium held on September 28th, 2023, at CIA at Copia.

October 5, 2023 – The regional Napa Valley delegation for the Great Wine Capitals, which includes the County of Napa, Napa Valley Vintners, and Visit Napa Valley, has announced the winners of the 2024 Best of Wine Tourism Regional Awards.

The annual 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 the Great Wine Capitals Network for offering exceptional experiences in wine tourism.

Visitor-facing tourism and hospitality businesses in Napa Valley were invited to self-nominate during the month of August in one of seven categories. The submissions were then reviewed, and winners were selected by a judging panel that includes representatives from the County of Napa, the Napa Valley Vintners, and board members and staff from Visit Napa Valley.

The Great Wine Capitals 2024 Best of Wine Tourism Regional Award winners, by category, are:

  • Accommodations – Four Seasons Resort & Residences
  • Architecture & Landscapes – Antinori Napa Valley
  • Arts & Culture – RD Winery
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences – Trefethen Family Vineyards
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Experiences – Grgich Hills Estate
  • Wine Tourism Restaurants – Oakville Grocery & Wine Merchant
  • Wine Tourism Services – Napa Valley Vine Trail

In addition to being recognized in front of an audience of industry peers, winners from this regional group are now in consideration for the Global Best of Wine Tourism Awards. The Global Best of Wine Tourism Award Winners will be announced at the Great Wine Capitals Annual Conference held in Lausanne, Switzerland in October 2023.

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 www.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, City of Napa, and American Canyon. Additional designated areas include Rutherford, Oakville, Angwin, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa. For more information, please visit www.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 www.napavintners.com.

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