Vale dos Vinhedos, "Capital of Wine Tourism"

Vale dos Vinhedos has another achievement to reaffirm its title as Brazil's main wine tour. Bill 4794/12, authored by Giovani Cherini (PR-RS), approved on July 5, suggests that the district, composed of Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi and Monte Belo do Sul, become the Brazilian Capital of the Wine tourism. Another Draft Law of Cherini, PL 4795/12, was also recommended and aims to create the National Route of Oenological Tourism with 14 gaucho cities linked to winemaking.

If approved in the Senate, the proposals will contribute significantly to the development of the tourism potential of the region. With this, the expansion of vitivinicultura will be triggered, generating a consequent strengthening.
The cultural heritage will also be strengthened, as the proposals foresee stimulating the festive activities during the Harvest and fomenting events related to enotourism. The conquest is added to the recognition of the Vale dos Vinhedos as the first Denomination of Origin of Wine in Brazil and the status of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Rio Grande do Sul, both in 2012.

The main project (PL 4794) delimits the Vale dos Vinhedos as the triangle formed by the gaucho cities of Bento Gonçalves, Monte Belo do Sul and Garibaldi. The National Wine Tourism Route (PL 4795) covers the cities of Antônio Prado, Bento Gonçalves, Carlos Barbosa, Caxias do Sul, Farroupilha, Flores da Cunha, Garibaldi, Gramado, Guaporé, Monte Belo do Sul, Nova Padova, Nova Roma of the South, Santa Tereza and Veranópolis.
The two areas should have an ecological-economic zoning management system, a stimulus for festive activities during grape harvest and promotion of events related to wine tourism.