Delaire Graff sculpture


The prestigious Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the eleven greatest wine regions of the world.

Eating at Creation

These awards provide an opportunity for wineries and other visitor-serving businesses in each region to gain exposure and recognition for their commitment to presenting leading wine tourism options, while giving visitors a one-stop list of the best places to experience.

Vergelegen Manor House

Now in their 23rd year, the 2022 Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards saw a number of entries from wineries in each of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network’s member cities, in seven different categories, namely: Accommodation, Wine Tourism Restaurant, Sustainable Wine Tourism Practice, Architecture & Landscape, Art & Culture, Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences as well as Wine Tourism Services.

Art at La Motte

The judging process entailed an in-depth reviewing process, where applications received were reviewed and scored based on standard criteria. Seven expert judges and three Wine Tourism Ambassador Award judges conducted “ghost visits” to the wineries within each of their assigned categories. The judges then attended a final adjudication review, where each expert judge presented their findings, and a winner was selected for each category.

Babylonstoren and its famous geese

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Creation Wines, in Hermanus on Tuesday, 12 October 2021


Winner: Delaire Graff


  1. Wine Tourism Restaurants

Winner: Creation Wines

 Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

Winner: Vergelegen


  1. Architecture & Landscape

Winner: Vergelegen


  1. Art & Culture

Winner: La Motte Wine Estate


  1. Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences

Winner: Babylonstoren




Said Catherine Leparmentier Dayot, Managing Director: Great Wine Capitals Global Network. “The quality of the wine tourism offer in the Western Cape wine regions is a credit to the tourism industry as a whole in South Africa. I would like to congratulate the winners for their sustainable practices, an example for the whole world while the wine industry, all over the globe, is working hard to implement solutions to mitigate their impact on environment,”