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 exists to encourage travel, education and business exchange between the internationally-renowned centres of Bordeaux, Cape Town, Florence, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto, Bilbao-Rioja and San Francisco-Napa Valley.
Porto is represented on the Network by the "Porto e Douro” and the “Vinhos Verdes” Wine Regions and the participation is coordinated by the Porto City Council.
The International Competition “Best Of Wine Tourism” has been rewarding, since 2004, the wineries in each member city that have distinguished themselves in terms of the excellence of their facilities in various categories, from art and culture to sustainable wine tourism, delivering quality experiences to the public. Since their inception, over 208 properties have received an award among 1388 nominees.
For more information on the network and their wine regions please visit www.greatwinecapitals.com