Viu Manent, the 2017 Wines of Chile Winery of the Year, has received yet another award for the excellence and variety of its tourism offer, this time by the celebrated British magazine Drinks International in the 2018 Wine Tourism Challenge as the World’s Best Wine Tourism Centre in the Best Visitor Centre category, which affirms it as the best winery to visit.
Go to Drinks International magazine complete article.
Set among the beautiful vineyards, exceptional wines, and entertaining activities, the Viu Manent Visitor Centre in Colchagua stands out for its attractive and diverse tourism offer, with something for all tastes and ages. Visitors can take guided tours of the vineyards and winery by antique horse-drawn coaches or electric bikes and enjoy a complete gastronomic experience at the winery’s celebrated Rayuela Wine & Grill Restaurant, the welcoming Café de la Viña, or at renowned chef Pilar Rodriguez’s Food & Wine Studio. Other attractions include horseback riding, the Equestrian Club, the Wine Shop, the Handcrafts Emporium, and special events and programs such as participating in the harvest or being a winemaker for a day are just some of the options that make a visit to Viu Manent a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Drinks International Wine Tourism Challenge recognizes innovation and excellence in companies that offer high-quality, well-planned tourism services by evaluating “the strategy, proposition, investment and creativity required to turn a vineyard into an attractive long-term tourist attraction.”
The Best Visitor Centre category considers facilities, innovation in its tour options, the gastronomic experience, and associated shops as well as events and the effective use of digital media.
Viu Manent was selected from among a number of visitor centres in the Old and New Worlds.
This year’s evaluation took place in the offices of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London with a panel of expert judges from the beverage industry as well as public relations, marketing, and tourism professionals including, WSET UK Business Development Director Graham Cox, Wines of Chile UK Director Anita Jackson, and The Tourism Society Executive Director Jenny McGee.