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Wine tourism

Designation (also known as oenotourism) for tourist activities that focus on the scenic, cultural and gastronomic features of wine-growing areas and wine-related activities. These include visits to wineries with wine tasting and purchase of wine products, visits to wine-growing museums, guided walks through vineyards and wine trails, and seminars on the subject of wine. Day trips along wine routes are also organised by viticultural institutions and associations. Wine tourism developed from the late 1980s onwards in New World countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and California and has become an important pillar of the economy.

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