Meet the Great Wine
Capitals Ambassadors

The aim of the Ambassador program is for Ambassadors to leverage opportunities created in their working lives – via their own networks, social media, interviews, speaking engagements and others to help increase awareness and raise the worldwide profile of the Great Wine Capitals network and its member capitals.

Peter Gago

Chief Winemaker at Penfolds

Ambassador for Adelaide | South Australia

Adelaide, South Australia’s membership to the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network presents so many exciting possibilities and I’m honoured to be involved as the global ambassador for South Australia.
Elevating the state’s wine profile on an international stage increases the exposure for our premium wine labels and raises the bar for us as a wine capital – we’re now benchmarking against regions like Bordeaux and this gives us the opportunity to learn from their experience and insights.

Florence Forzy-Raffard

Councillor for International Economic Affairs and for European Affairs at the City of Bordeaux
Senior Partner at Rustmann & Associés, Bordeaux
Ambassador for Bordeaux | France

Our synergies and common goals have been clearly defined – in particular tourism and knowledge sharing – and with my Bordeaux hat I am very enthusiastic about bringing my contribution to the Network. More broadly, I think that we, Ambassadors for the “Great Wine Capitals” should also highlight the cultural heritage of wine.

Over the centuries, vineyards and wine have spread all over the world and have shaped landscapes, lifestyles, food and civilizations. We represent four continents and this universal and living message is one that collectively we can carry further, for the benefit of our cities and their surrounding vineyards.”

Harald Martenstein

Journalist and author

Ambassador for Mainz|Rhinehessen, Germany


Wine is grown in certain areas in Germany, usually in villages or little towns. Mainz is a capital city but still thoroughly characterised by the wine.

The big city of Mainz is surrounded by an area called Rhinehessen. You have to picture Rhinehessen as a slowly moving sea, a landscape of hills, often planted with vines – a great holiday destination and the perfect relaxation combined with a glass of wine.

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