Our Pre-IWINETC Networking Events are being held on Monday 11 March 2019.
IWINETC Walking Tours
The afternoon walking tours allow you to explore Vitoria-Gasteiz, network with colleagues from around the world and to get to know City. Each tour begins at 14.30 and runs until 16.00.
Tour 1 Santa María Cathedral & Bell Tower
Open for Repairs is the humorous catchphrase as the Cathedral is currently undergoing a serious renovation plan which actually makes for a more fascinating tour. Initial excavations show that Vitoria- Gasteiz has probably been around since the 8th century and the tour will show, by means of a series of models how the town has changed over the ages. The view from the Tower will enable you to see the almond shape of the Centro Histórico and some of the palaces and museums.
Tour 2 Centro Histórico (Old Town)
Guided tour of the quaint and compact almendra (almond shaped city centre) taking in Machete Square, St Michaels Arches, City Walls, Palacio Escoriaza-Esquivel and the Palacio de Montehermoso and the Farmer’s Market to name just a few of the highlights.
IWINETC Walking Tours courtesy of the Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz
IWINETC Welcome Reception
At 19.30 in the Artium Museum is the IWINETC Welcome Reception followed by a selection of delicious Basque Pintxos and wines from the region. + a few entertaining surprises!
The Artium Museum main lobby houses two stunning works of art: the Mural Céramico by Joan Miró and Llorens Artigas and the monumental sculpture A piece of Crystallised Sky (Un Pedazo de Cielo Cristalizado), by Javier Pérez – involving over 15,000 glass bulbs hanging like tear drops from the ceiling.
The 2019 edition of IWINETC is supported by the following institutions: Departamento de Turismo, Comercio y Consumo del Gobierno Vasco; Departamento de Fomento del Empleo, Comercio y Turismo de la Diputación Foral de Álava; Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz y Ruta del Vino de Rioja Alavesa.
The 2019 and 11th edition of the International Wine Tourism Conference will take place in the Basque Country at the Palacio de Congresos Europa, Vitoria-Gasteiz on the 12th and 13th March 2019. It’s the perfect setting to gain knowledge, improve business connections, network and discover Rioja Alavesa and Txakolí wines and the Basque Country as a grape escape destination.