Napa Valley Winery Wins Global Tourism Award
11/30/2007 - Napa Valley, CA -- Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), non-profit trade association representing more than 300 member wineries presented the Best of Wine Tourism Award to Grgich Hills Estate that it received on the winery’s behalf at the recent international wine tourism conference. Association staff, along with business leaders from Napa Valley, attended the annual conference of Great Wine Capitals Global Network, held November 11-14 in Porto, Portugal.
The conference brought together representatives of wine-related institutions and associations, and politicians from all over the world to address an audience of wine stakeholders. The showcase of the event was the Best of Wine Tourism Awards, where Grgich Hills Estate was the first-ever Global Winner for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices. Grgich Hills Estate is a fully solar powered winery and the nation’s largest bio-dynamically farmed vineyard, and received the award for providing a visitor experience showcasing these practices.
Accepting the award was winery founder Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations and Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Winemaking. “We are honored that our efforts to promote organic and biodynamic grape growing have been recognized around the world,” said Mike Grgich
The coalition of member cities that are gateways to the best wine producing regions in the world are: Bordeaux (France), Bilbao-Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Florence (Italy), Melbourne (Australia), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), San Francisco-Napa Valley (USA).
About Great Wine Capitals Global Network
The Great Wine Capitals is an alliance of eight cities located in internationally renowned wine-producing areas throughout the world. The Network was established in 1999. Its Charter or Partnership Agreement was signed by each of the cities and sets out the aims and responsibilities of the member cities as well as the operational aspects of the Network. The Network has a permanent secretariat located in Bordeaux, France. Each city has a Network coordinator, whose task it is to liaise with the other cities and to be the point of contact in each city for media enquiries, business development opportunities and education. www.greatwinecapitals.com
About the NVV
Now in our seventh decade, the Napa Valley Vintners non-profit trade association is the sole organization responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley Appellation as a winegrowing region second to none in the world. Respect for our history reinforces our commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the Valley's land, wine, and community for future generations. We address the shared interests of our more than 300 member wineries and aspire to be the essential organization for all Napa Valley vintners. www.napavintners.com
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