The Great Wine Capitals is a network of eight major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.
It is the only such Network to encompass the so-called ‘Old’ and ‘New’ worlds of wine, and it aims to encourage travel, education and business exchanges between the prestigious wine regions of Bilbao | Rioja, Bordeaux, Cape Town | Cape Winelands, Mainz | Rheinhessen, Mendoza, Porto, San Francisco | Napa Valley and Valparaìso | Casablanca Valley.
Being founded in 1999, the Network has developed and introduced several projects, initiatives and programs with the objective of achieving excellence in tourism, business services and education within the global alliance of its renowned wine regions.
The Travel Network of Great Wine Capitals is made up of the most experienced Destination Management Companies from the top wine regions around the world. The Travel Network assists wine tourists in booking the most exclusive wine tours in Bilbao Rioja, Bordeaux, Porto, Mainz, Cape Town, Mendoza, and Napa Valley.
Discover the Great Wine Capitals of the World and their Destination Management Companies at the International Wine Toruism Conference (IWINETC) 2016 in both the Exhibition area and at the Wine Tourism Workshop.