Wine for a New World, is the moto of the Annual Conference of the Great Wine Capitals, event that will take place from October 29 th to November 4 th in Mendoza.
The world has had to find new ways to carry human and commercial relations forward. Inserted in this new context, Mendoza in the heart of the Andes Mountain range, with its imposing nature, invites the members of the Great Wine Capitals and all interested people to think and contribute with ideas to promote wine tourism in a sustainable way.
Come to Mendoza! With its blue sky, the highest peak of the American continent, nature all around, vineyards, wineries, restaurants and world renowned hotels, it opens its doors, proud of being a member of the prestigious network of the Great Wine Capitals.
|09:00 am to 04:00 pm Registration and Accreditation at the Sheraton hotel|
|Executive Committee||GWC Delegates & Business Delegates|
|1:00 pm Transfer to Carlos Alonso Museum, Mansión Stoppel|
01:15 pm to 02:15 pm Lunch
02:15 pm to 04:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
04:30 pm Transfer to the official hotels
05:30 pm Transfer from hotels Sunset experience
06:10 pm Sunset Experience CASA DAVID – Wine & Horses
09:30 pmReturn to the official hotels.
|Wine Tour, visit to some of the Best Of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism winners
12:40 pmBus transfer to Bodega Casarena
01:15 to 05:00 pm Bodega Casarena, a landmark in the identity of Luján de Cuyo. Committed with a sustainable way of working and following the values and commitment with the ecosystem
05:00 pm Transfer to Sunset Experience.
05:30 pm Sunset Experience CASA DAVID – Wine & Horses
09:30 pm Return to the official hotels
|GWC Delegates||Business Delegates
|08:45 am Transfer from Sheraton Hotel and Nh Cordillera Hotel to the Governor House.|
09:00 am to 09:30 am Meeting of the Executive Committee and local authorities at the Government House.
09:40 am Transfer from Government House to Sheraton Hotel
10:00 am to 10:45 am Welcome Opening Ceremony. Official Authorities.
11:00 am Transfer from Sheraton Hotel to Cipolletti Dam. Excursion to Mendoza River basin with lunch. It changed the history of the irrigation in Mendoza and the creation of the Oasis. Presentation of Water Governance in Mendoza and its importance in the desert.
11:40 pm Visit to Cipolletti Dam, built in 1880, with its net of irrigation system.
01:10 pmTransfer from Cipolletti Dam to Bodega Durigutti
01:30 pm Arrival in Bodega Durigutti at Cinco Suelos Cocina by chef Patricia Courtois
Visit at Bodega Durigutti Family Winemakers – Finca Victoria.
Two brothers from Mendoza with the same philosophy will show us the irrigation system at their farm.
Concept of social sustainability and inclusion.
05:00 pm Return to the hotels.
|09:30 am Walking transfer to the Opening Ceremony venue – Sheraton Hotel|
10:00 am to 10:45 am Welcome Opening Ceremony. Official Authorities
10:45 am Bus transfer from Sheraton Hotel to Carlos Alonso Museum.
11:00 am to 01:00 pm GWC Working Groups sessions:
1 – Membership. Low Level. Room 1
2 – Activities & Partnerships Committee. Low Level. Room 2
3 – Internal Collaborations Committee. Building B. 1st Floor
4 – Branding & Communication Committee. Building B. 2nd Floor
01:15 pm to 02:15 pm Lunch at Carlos Alonso Museum, Mansión Stoppel.
02:30 pm to 05:30 pm Working Session.
05:30 pm Bus Transfer from Carlos Alonso Museum to Official Hotels (Sheraton, Raices Aconcagua, Royal Princess)
|09:30 am Walking transfer to the Opening Ceremony venue – Sheraton Hotel
10:00 am to 10:45 am Welcome Opening Ceremony Welcome.
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Tour of Mendoza City Oasis Excursion, at the foot of the Andes Mountains
01:30 pm Lunch at Cinco Suelos Cocina by chef Patricia Courtois Visit at Bodega Durigutti Family Winemakers – Finca Victoria. Two brothers from Mendoza with the same philosophy will show us the irrigation system at their farm. Concept of social sustainability and inclusion.
05:00 pm Return to hotels.
08:15 pm Bus transfer from Hotels to Finca El Paraíso, Bodega Luigi Bosca- Familia Arizu
09:00 pm Arrival in Finca El Paraíso, Bodega Luigi Bosca. Bodega – Familia Arizu
09:15 pm Four-Hands Dinner by chefs from Mendoza. Patricia Roggerone and Pablo del Rio
11:30 pm Return to hotels.
|Executive Committee||GWC Delegates & Business Delegates|
|09:00 am Transfer to Bodega López.|
09:30 am to 12:00 pm Working Session in a private room at a Bodegas López.
|Wine and Olive Road, Maipú
09:30 am to 10:30 am Visit to Huertana (former Fruta Roja Gourmet) delicatessen, canned fruit, collaboration concept among neighbours in the purchase of raw material and the insertion of women from the area. Cherry harvest techniques.
10:45 am to 11:00 am Transfer to Olive Factory Laur and Acetaia Millán.
11:00 am to 12:30 pm Visit to Olive Factory Laur, (EVOO World Ranking) nominated as the number one olive oil producer in the world and Acetaia Millán.
01:00 pm Lunch at Rincón López Restaurant.
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm Networking at Bodegas López
Topics: Wine Tourism, Geology, Identity, Heritage, Health, Aesthetics, Nature, Culture and Astronomy.
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm Plenary Session at auditorium López
06:35 pm Return to hotels.
08:10 pm Transfer to International Wine Tasting.
08:30 pm to 11:30 pm International Wine Tasting with regional cuisine at Casa Malbec. Wine & Food by Mendocino chefs.
11:30 pm Return to hotels
Technical Tours (Select your tour!)
|09:00 am Departures from official hotels
1 – Impressive Winery Architecture: Bodega Catena Zapata, Bodega Andeluna and Bodega Diamandes.
2 – Road of the Water, the life of Mendoza River Oasis: Irrigation System in Bodega Vistalba, Wellness activity. Route 82, going up the Mendoza River, Cacheuta Hot Springs, Potrerillos Dam. Potrerillo Hotel with lunch. Wellness activity.
09:00 am Transfers from Sheraton and NH Cordillera Hotel to Ángel Bustelo Auditorium.
Walking from Raices Aconcagua and Royal Princess to Ángel Bustelo Auditorium.
09:30 am to 10:00 am New Trends in Wine Consumption. Armando Maria Corsi – Associate Professor of Wine Business. Adelaide Business School.
10:05 am to 10:35 am Landscape of Wine and Wine Tourism. Arch. Eliana Bórmida.
10:40 am to 11:10 am Culture Experience, Music in the Vinyards.
Espacio Monteviejo, Valle de Uco. Winerock. Enol. Marcelo Pelleriti.
11:15 am to 12:00 pm Innovative Experience. Sing Language in Wine Tourism. Lic Analía Videla, Founder and Director of Wine Institute. Mariana Martinez, Asociación de Sordos de Mendoza. and Lic. Gabriela Nafissi, Art and Culture Director at Monteviejo Winery.
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm Brunch
01:30 pm to 02:10 pm Water policies and challenges in Mendoza. Ing Sergio Marinelli, Head of the General Department of Irrigation. Presentation of the Water and Women Program, Dra. Marcela Andino, Advisor of Cabinet and María Teresa Badui, Chief de Cabinet of the Irrigation Department.
02:15 pm to 03:15 pm Round table of GWC representatives sharing best practices in facing climate change challenges in their city / wine region
03:15 pm to 04:00 pm Trends for the recovery of Tourism and Cooperative Work from North to South America. Gustavo Santos, UNWT Regional Director for the Americas.
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Closing Ceremony
|04:35 pm Transfer to Sheraton and Nh Cordillera.
07:00 pm Transfer from hotels to Bodega Los Toneles.
08:00 pm Local Awards Ceremony. Gala Dinner and International Awards Ceremony – Bodega Los Toneles.
Return to Hotels at scheduled transfers.
Suggestions for post Annual Conference circuits
Thanks for visiting Mendoza!
This wine project is located at the heart of Perdriel district, just 20 minutes away from the City of Mendoza.
This is one of the main wine tourism regions in the world and all its experiences are connected with a generous geography, extensive natural landscapes and a unique historical and cultural identity, which give shape to the Land of Malbec.
The City of Mendoza is considered as one of the most important in Argentine.
The history of the province of Mendoza has always been linked to the use of water.
Monumental and imposing buildings inaugurated in 1951, the Government House and the Palace of Justice…
Day 3 – Tuesday, November 1
Certified by the Balsamic Vinegar Consortium of Modena, began operating in 2013.
Day 4 – Wednesday, November 2
The history of the Gran Hotel Potrerillos dates back to 1940 when its construction began.
It was founded in Mendoza in 2003 by Carlos Pulenta, the third generation of a traditional winery family.
100km away from the City of Mendoza, Bodega Diamandes is located in the heart of the Uco Valley.
Built in 2005, the winery respects and enhances the architecture and materials of the area,
Casa Naoki is the exclusive guest house of Dartley Family Wines, located in the “Yeso” area in Luján de Cuyo.
Day 5 – Thursday, November 3