Christchurch | South Island Best of Wine Tourism
Christchurch | South Island, a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, is calling for nominations
for the 2nd annual Christchurch | South Island Best of Wine Tourism Awards which honour outstanding wineries and other tourism related businesses in the global grouping’s member cities and wine regions.
Categories include Wine Tourism Restaurants; Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences; Wine Tourism Services and Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices. Winners in each category will go on to compete in the international awards to be presented in Mainz, Germany at the Great Wine Capital Global Network’s AGM in early November. Christchurch | South Island is a central hub uniting the five South Island wine regions - Marlborough, Nelson/Tasman, Waipara Valley, Canterbury and Central Otago. Between them they account for approximately 65% of New Zealand’s total vineyard area and 75% of exports. Other members of the prestigious Network include Bordeaux, Cape Town, Florence, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto, Bilbao-Rioja and San Francisco-Napa Valley. Only one wine region from each country can become a member of the