05 Jul 2017
3rd. WINE NIGHT Edition. Meeting point of the Wine Industry
WINE TOURISM AWARDS CEREMONY 2017
Catalonia is a land of wine and cava. One of the great attractions of our destination is the “marriage” of wine and cuisine, for Catalonia boasts eleven wine designations of origin as well as the cava “DO”.
The Catalan Tourist Board works to make this stand-out feature a way by which visitors can discover Catalonia through wine tourism experiences. And this the CTB has created Enoturisme Catalunya (the Wine Tourism Programme), the new programme from the Government of Catalonia to promote and support the marketing of the wine tourism-related activities Catalonia has to offer. And that has come to turn this tourist destination into the fifth world in the preference of tourists interested in wine culture.
Under this same line of action, the CTB has also promoted forums, benchmarking trips specialising in wine tourism, visits to wine and cava cellars, “cathedrals of wine”, wine routes and specialised companies through the organisation of workshops such as Buy Catalonia. MEET Catalonia and other events and actions of international promotion…
Further information about wine tourism is also available on the website of INCAVI, the Catalan Institute of Vines and Wines (www.incavi.cat). Amongst other missions, this organisation, attached to the Government of Catalonia, is tasked with promoting appreciation of quality wines produced in Catalonia.
In cooperation with INCAVI, the CTB promotes the various Catalan DO designations of origin (Alella, Catalunya, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Empordà, Montsant, Penedès, Pla de Bages, Priorat, Tarragona and Terra Alta, as well as the DO Cava) in both the domestic and international markets.
The 3rd. edition of “Nit Enoturisme” chaired by Mr. Octavi Bono, Director General of Tourism of Catalonian Government. Was held In the unique setting of the “Castell de Perelada” in Perelada (region of Alt Empordà). This event is a meeting point of all the wine tourism sector in Catalonia.
The Tourism Bureau Office in collaboration with the Catalan Tourism Agency recognized the excellence and entrepreneurship in this sector. This event is a meeting point of all the wine tourism sector in Catalonia.
The Wine Tourism Awards, composed by 3 categories, was celebrated during the event:
- ENOTOURISM AWARD IN THE CATEGORY “Cellars”.- Celler La Vinyeta
- ENOTOURISM AWARD IN CATEGORY “Accommodation and Catering”.- Mas Llagostera
- ENOTOURISM AWARD IN “EXPERIENCES AND INNOVATION” CATEGORY.- La Carretera del Vi.
Avant Grup participates in the event transporting most of the guests, members of the organization and the press.
Avan Grup is a coach company based in Barcelona. It fleet is composed by modern vehicles with the most advanced safety and comfort for the provision of services according the mobility needs of all segments of market.
ENOTOURISTIC PROPOSALS - Wine Tourism Awards 2017
LA VINYETA.- Winery Experiences
Located in the town of Mollet de Peralada in the province of Girona, La Vinyeta is located at the foot of the Serra de l’Albera and well exposed to the tramuntana a wind favorable position for growing grapes. This wind scatters the dampness and dehydrates the grape.
The origin of this project dates back to 2002, when the owners bought a couple of old vines, aged between 50 and 75 years of Samso i Grenache varieties. Live the experience of visiting a winery in the authentic Empordà. While you are enjoying of an authentic landscape surrounded with vineyards and hundredyearsold olive trees, you will discover how you can get wine from grapes, you will be able to visit the vineyards, feeling the smell of the oak barrels and you will taste a selection of wines produced by the winery’s team.
MAS LLAGOSTERA.- A farm with history
Mas Llagostera is a beautiful 18th century country house, restored inaccordance with historical and environmental criteria, in order to ensure a genuine stay in a rural environment in the Penedès, and giving an introduction to the culture of the land and the wine.
One hundred percent sustainable house with maximum comfort
Mas Llagostera is a rural house with centuries of history on its back.
With amazing views to the vineyards and plenty of commodities, the old barn in Mas Llagostera is an opened door to new experiences.
The specialties are Gastronomy, the land and wine culture, art, self knowledge, enjoyment, leisure, and the connection to the nature.
CARRETERA DEL VI – Wine Road
La Carretera del Vi is an eno-touristic attraction that has a high historical and cultural value. It allows wine lovers to get acquainted with the ancient route that linked together the vineyards in the Penedès and the beaches of Garraf. La Carretera del Vi, the first Wine Road in Spain, is a joint project launched by 12 wineries situated along the route and is supported by the seven municipalities through which it winds, joining in boosting this innovative project that aims to recover the historical commercial route that was already used by the Romans to export the Penedès wines all over the world.
The visitors can design their own eno-touristic experience by choosing themselves the wineries and other sights and places they are interested in spread along the side ways of this 40 km long lineal route.