How to enter

You may nominate for ONE or MORE categories. Please make a separate application for each category you nominate for. The application process can only be completed online.

There are two parts to your application;

  • Part A - responds to the specific category you wish to apply for.
  • Part B - responds to generic information about your property.

This has been done so that should you wish to apply for multiple categories, you won’t need to fill out the generic information multiple times.

For each nomination:

  • Address each of the questions on the application form; Part A and Part B
  • Assume the Judging Panel has no prior knowledge of your service/product
  • Be as descriptive as possible. Try to identify the things that make you unique in the particular category you nominate for, as well as the impact your service/product has on regional tourism and the local economy.

Part A

Select each category you wish to apply for and complete its form.

Part A application forms:

Part B

Complete the Part B application form.

Closing date

Applications close Friday 28 July 2017.

Who can enter

The competition is open to any South Australian cellar door or wine-related property that believes it excels in their offering in one or more of the seven categories.

  • Accommodation
  • Wine Tourism Restaurants
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices
  • Architecture & Landscape
  • Art & Culture
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences
  • Wine Tourism Services

The winners of our South Australian awards program will be presented as nominees for the International Best of Wine Tourism awards. The overall winners will be announced at a gala event in Santiago, Chile in November 2017, at which representatives from the international wine tourism industry will be present.

The judging

A local jury will be established to judge the applications among the different proposed categories according to:

  • the quality of services and facilities offered
  • the quality and original features of tourism offer
  • the customer service
  • the degree of commitment to developing global wine tourism.

The international jury will be composed of 10 members, one representative of each Network member city.

On the occasion of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM in Santiago, Chile, the International Jury will meet and each representative of the cities will introduce its finalists. The International Jury will deliberate and select one winner per city, all categories taken into consideration. On the international level each city will receive an award among its own category finalists.

Further information

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