The Great Wine Capitals is a Network of nine major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.
Truth be told, the biggest asset of any region is not its produce or its landscape, it is its people. Those with a multi-generational connection to the land so deep it’s impossible to ignore, nor replicate. In the Eden Valley this is certainly true of founding families Henschke and Angas (of Hutton Vale Farm). Their heart-felt authenticity is contagious and with their new offering, the Ultimate Authentic Barossa Experience, are putting the region on the world stage.
There is no lack of excellent restaurants in Mendoza’s wineries - they offer, without a doubt, some of the best dining options in the country. Wine-paired menus with views over the vineyard are hard to beat, and the good news is there are dozens to choose from. Here are some of the most exciting menus on offer in Mendoza today:
Spain’s Rioja region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy great food and wine. Many wineries themselves have restaurants in-house, from the Michelin-starred Marqués de Riscal restaurant and the1860 Tradición, both inside Marqués de Riscal’s City of Wine, as well as cozy spaces serving traditional Riojan and Basque fare.
Several wineries stand out however, for offering guests unique, unforgettable experiences that take them outside the winery to the vineyards, exciting not only the taste buds but the other senses as well. Bodegas Valdelana and Bodegas Ontañón have created two of the most interesting adventures.
If you are in the Douro region, everyone will talk about the great Douro wines (which they are!) and the wine tasting tours in wonderful vineyards (which is obviously a must-do!). But even if you are visiting Douro for the wine and the landscapes, there is one thing you need to know about Douro: Its food is as good as its wine and Douro is home to some of the best restaurants in Portugal.
Verona is not just history and architecture, it is also famous for its wine and gastronomic heritage. In Verona and surroundings we can find many places able to offer unforgettable culinary experience. Restaurants, hotels, villas and trattorias can satisfy all tastes.
If you are in Mainz, you should discover 4 of our best places to drink wine and eat delicious meal. At Geberts Weinstuben, Mundart Restaurant, Restaurant Vis à Vis and Atrium Hotel Mainz, nice wines are served in special sceneries.
From the century-old brasserie to the award-winning restaurant, with international cuisine and trendy eateries in between, the city of Lausanne has something for every palate and every purse. A general survey of these culinary delights in one of the most compact gastronomic regions on the continent.