The Best of Wine Tourism awards, given since 2003, are promoted by the Porto City Council as representative of the wine regions of Port, Douro and “Vinhos Verdes”, and as a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. The best wine tourism services providers from the eight wine capitals in countries with a strong wine tradition apply for this competition.
In 2015, the Douro Museum won the international award in the category Art and Culture. As far as national awards are concerned, special mention goes to "Boeira Portugal in a bottle", in the category Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences; "Conceitus Winery Restaurant", in the category Wine Tourism Restaurants; "Graham's 1890 Lodge", in the category Wine Tourism Services; "Quinta da Faísca", in the category Architecture and Landscapes; "Quinta das Escomoeiras", in the category Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices and "The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca", in the category Accommodation.
At the same time will be launched the 2016 edition of the Best of Wine Tourism awards, a competition dedicated to all wine sector businesses covering the Port, Douro and “Vinhos Verdes” wine regions seeking for recognition for their visitors hosting ability as a means to promote their products and services, as well as to tour operators contributing to the development of wine tourism.