Bodegas Izadi wins the ‘Best of’ wine tourism award

The jury has awarded Bodegas Izadi for its 'sustainable wine tourism practices'.

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Bodegas Izadi has won the Best of Wine Tourism 2023 award, a prize that recognises the work that the winery has carried out in wine tourism over the last few years. The winery, located in Villabuena de Álava, has won this prestigious award in recognition of its ‘sustainable wine tourism practices’.’.

Izadi received the prestigious ‘Best Of’ award in the category of ‘Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices’. The jury, made up of professionals from leading gastronomy sectors, tourism agencies and specialised journalists, was responsible for choosing the winners of this international award, which is part of the Great Wine Capitals project, from among 23 nominations.

The jury awarded this recognition to Bodegas Izadi for its “wine tourism activities, as well as for its commitment to its environment and for highlighting the authenticity of its surroundings and its natural and cultural heritage”. He also placed special emphasis “on the ‘Villabuena on Wheels’ experience, which highlights the uniqueness of this municipality and its most special vineyards, such as El Regalo, which is reached by electric bicycle to enjoy a picnic in a plot planted in 1936 and which is cultivated organically, respecting its unique and unrepeatable character to the maximum”.

Casa Cosme Palacio and Bodegas FyA, also among the prize-winners

Due to its origins in gastronomy, hospitality is part of Izadi’s culture as a company and, for this reason, it is committed to a restless wine tourism department, which offers different, close and careful experiences, with a common denominator, which is respect for the environment. This philosophy extends to all areas of the company, which received the Wineries for Climate Protection certification three years ago, making it one of the wineries most committed to protecting the planet.

At the gala held at the Solar de Samaniego winery, other winners were Casa Cosme Palacio (Accommodation), Bodegas FyA (Art and Culture), Barrio de la Estación de Haro (Architecture, Parks and Gardens), Esférica Rioja Alavesa (Special Mention), Juan Carlos Ferrando (Best Restaurant), Bodegas Valdelana (Innovative Activities) and Criteria (Wine Tourism Services).