The categories that participate are Accommodation, Restaurant, Sustainable Practices, Architecture and Landscapes, Art and Culture, Innovative Experiences, Related Services and Small Wineries, the latter of local awards.
This contest has two phases, one local and one international. Three awards will be awarded in each category: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants who are winners with the Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism top prize will compete for the award internationally with the remaining winners of the Wine Capitals.
This year’s international gala will be held in the city of Mainz, Germany. It will be in a hybrid way, that is to say that one part will be virtual and another face-to-face.
In addition to Mendoza, the cities that make up the Great Wine Capitals are Adelaide, Australia; Bilbao / Rioja, Spain; Bordeaux, France; Lausanne, Switzerland; Mainz / Rheinhessen, Germany; Mendoza Argentina; Porto, Portugal; San Francisco / Napa Valley, United States; Valparaíso / Casablanca Valley, Chile; Verona, Italy, and Cape Town / Cape Winelands, South Africa.
The jury in charge of the Mendoza selection is made up of Santiago Alcina, Matías Cardoso, Cecilia Picca, Karen Noval, Marcela Postigo, Laura Rez Masud, Ignacio de la Rosa, Gisela Campos, Federico Croce, Walter Gazzo and Sara González.