We defend the material and immaterial wealth of wine regions, environmental biodiversity and the culture of our urban and rural communities.

Alto Piemonte and Gran Monferrato (20 Italian Municipalities) – European Wine City 2024 / Image by wirestock on Freepik

European Wine City

Annual competition launched for the first time in 2012 and whose main objectives are the defense and dissemination, at European level, of the identity of the territories and their relationship with the culture of wine, making it a unique opportunity for the cities of the wine and its producers and wine tourism agents.

The contest rotates between the different countries that are part of Recevin.

2024 — Alto Piemonte and Gran Monferrato (20 Italian Municipalities)
2023 — Douro (Portugal)
2020-2022 — Aranda de Duero (Spain)
2019 — Sannio Falanghina (Italy)
2018 — Torres Vedras / Alenquer
2017 — Cambados (Spain)
2016 – Conegliano-Valdobbiadene (Italy)
2015 – Reguengos de Monsaraz (Portugal)
2014 – Jerez de la Frontera (Spain)
2013 – Marsala (Italy)
2012 – Palmela (Portugal)

Mostar – Dionisios Wine City 2024 (Bosnia Herzegovina) / Image by danieljschwarz on Freepik

European Dionisio City

Every year RECEVIN awards the title “European Dionisio City” to a city in a European country that does not have an association of wine cities.
This RECEVIN project was created in 2018 and aims to promote the cultural diversity of the territories associated with wine.

2024 — Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)
2023 — Toulouse (France)
2020 to 2022 — Cricova (Moldova)
2019 — Perpignan (France)
2018 — Rethymno (Greece, Crete Island)

World Wine Tourism Day (Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal)

World Wine Tourism Day

In 2009, Recevin instituted the celebration of the European Wine Tourism Day, on the 2nd Sunday of November in the network’s member cities.

This celebration took on a worldwide character from 2019, with the partnership of AMETUR – World Wine Tourism Association.
The European Wine Tourism Day includes a series of events based on the promotion of wine regions, organized by each city in its territory, promoted in a common way, in order to have a stronger impact in terms of image and dissemination.
The date is celebrated with its own programs in each city, featuring conferences, concerts, visits to wineries and vineyard tours, wine and food tastings, exhibitions and many other initiatives.