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Wine Travel Awards Voting is Live

Time to Rally for Your Favorites: Wine Travel Awards Voting is Live

04.03.2024,

Distinguished wine enthusiasts, we are delighted to announce the commencement of the highly anticipated voting stage for the 2023–2024 Wine Travel Awards. With 16 captivating categories covering the full spectrum of wine tourism excellence, this is your opportunity to actively participate and elevate outstanding professionals in our industry. 


Public Voting Is Open!

Public voting is now open from March 1st through April 1st, 2024. During this period, we sincerely encourage you to visit the WTA website, thoroughly review the impressive nominee profiles, and cast your votes for those you deem most deserving of recognition.

The competition is sure to be fierce, so rally support from fellow wine lovers in your community and make your voices heard. Share why certain nominees inspire you and compel you to vote for their success.

Judging Excellence

Then from April 1st, our esteemed judging committee, consisting of 12 highly qualified professionals, will undertake the honorable yet difficult task of selecting one supreme winner in each category. Winners will be announced in May and formally honored at the glamorous WTA ceremony in London this June.

Categories & Nominations

Below you can find the short descriptions for all WTA categories and nominations. We hope that it will make your choice easier!

The Visiting Card of the Country

Wine Travel Awards Voting is Live

Destinations, wineries, national brands, establishments with a wine program: hotels, local food restaurants, bars, museums of wines and specialties, tasting rooms. This category include the following nominations:

  • Region of the year

This nomination presents consortiums, wine offices, and tourism programs worldwide. You can discover initiatives showcasing lesser-known wine-producing countries, highlighting their unique locations, renowned wines, historical sites, and cultural treasures.

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  • Must Visit

Here you can explore individual objects or destinations located on tourist routes, and which are the enogastronomic attractions of the region.

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  • Brand – the Visiting Card of the Country

This nomination is devoted to the brands (beverages and food) produced in the country of origin from 100% local raw materials. Brands are distinguished by a high level of quality, active marketing strategy, as well as national and international distribution.

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  • Progressive Approach

Here you are welcome to look at the entities that have actual evidence of compliance with international principles of sustainable development, environmental friendliness and other features of progressive approaches.

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  • Art & History Object

This nomination presents facilities that have a status of an art object or facilities that can confirm the fact that their architecture belongs to a sample of art or history.

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Ambassador

Ambassador

Ambassadors are persons representing wines, regions, enogastronomic routes, brands; associations, consortia, national wine bureaus, tourist offices, and tour operators. This category include the following nominations:

  • Creative Strategy

This nomination is devoted to the entities who have the status of the ambassador of wine / a region / a road of wine and taste. Their activities are characterized by a special creative approach, creative solutions, and original views.

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  • Ambassador of the Year

Nominees in this category are ambassadors for wine, regions, or wine routes, showing dedication to enogastronomic associations. Recognized for over a year as promoters, their activities are confirmed by official sources, endorsements, and media. This category applauds entities with a distinctive and creative ambassadorial approach.

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Wine & Food Influencer

Wine & Food Influencer

Journalists, professional media, bloggers, photographers and videographers. This category include the following nominations:

  • The Brightest Journey

Here you can discover authors whose creative work includes a report from an enogastronomic tour or a report from a trip to an interesting region, a specific object of the wine road, etc.

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  • Author of the Year

This nomination is dedicated to the authors of literary works (a guidebook, a reference book, etc.) or a series of publications in any mass media on enogastronomic topics.

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  • Expert Opinion

Here you can take a look at the authors whose publications demonstrate in-depth knowledge in the field of enogastronomy and / or the peculiarities of a region.

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Education in Enotourism

Education in Enotourism

Wine museums, wine institutes, tasting rooms, including those located on the premises of the wineries, academies of enogastronomy, wine schools participating in tourist projects, organizers of tours to exhibitions, etc. This category include the following nominations:

  • Cultural Mission

The nomination aims to identify educational institutions and programs with a special cultural mission (revival of traditions, promotion of advanced technologies, etc.).

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  • Unique Program

This nomination involves an original educational or tour program, special tasting organizations and tours.

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Wine Guide

Wine Guide

Guides, guides-representatives of wine regions, tour operators, etc. This category include the following nominations:

  • Top Guide

This nomination presents individuals with three years of experience, outstanding professional achievements, and knowledge in the field of enogastronomy.

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  • Travel Operator of the Year

Here you can find guides or travel companies that have independently developed enogastronomic tours along a unique route in their portfolio.

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Enogastronomic Events

Enogastronomic Events

Festivals, wine days and local products days, exhibitions, promotion programs. This category include the following nominations:

  • Event of the Year

The nomination aims to identify important events (Days of wines, local products, festivals, gastronomic summits, online symposia), which took place during the year before the current year of the award.

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  • Magnet of the Region

The nomination helps to support the organizers of professional events (enogastronomic festivals, exhibitions, tastings, and auctions) aimed at promoting local and international producers of craft drinks and local specialties.

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This is not merely a competition though. It is a celebration of the incredible passion, skill, and camaraderie found in wine tourism that we cherish being a part of. We thank you for engaging with WTA and for helping to shine a light on those elevating our industry. During voting and beyond, please stay connected with us by subscribing to WTA updates. Share your perspectives, discover new insights, and let’s revel in this magical world of wine together.

Now is the time. Scout talent, speak up through votes, and shape the future of wine tourism and the WTA. Join us on this exciting journey!

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