The CVRA's effort to make Alentejo the quintessential sustainable wine region of Portugal has led to recognition of the WASP from several entities in recent years. These entities that distinguished us with awards, were not only regional, but also national and international.

Initiative of the Year Award

Initiative of the Year

In March 2020, the VINHO Grandes Escolhas magazine awarded the WASP with the Initiative of the Year Award.


Innovation/ Research

In February 2020, the WASP was awarded ‘Best of the Year’ in the Innovation / Research category by the Revista de Vinhos magazine, during the “Best of the Year 2019” gala.

European Rural Innovation Ambassador

European Rural Innovation Ambassador

In December 2019, the WASP received the title of 2019 European Rural Innovation Ambassador from the LIAISON project. This European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability launched in 2012 by the European Commission, promotes the best European projects in terms of innovation in agriculture and forestry in rural areas. The contest received more than 200 entries from 13 countries. LIAISON considered that due to the innovative and inspiring nature of the WASP, it was one of the best examples of “working in partnership for innovation” from all over Europe. Watch video

1st National Award

1st National Award

In July 2019, the WASP was one of the winners at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), an initiative of the European Commission aligned with the priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims to recognise good practices for promoting entrepreneurship in Europe.

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In March 2019, the WASP was recognised by the Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-Estruturas do Alqueva, SA (Development and Infrastructure Company of Alqueva, SA) (EDIA), during the “Mais Alqueva, Mais Valor” Awards, as the winner of the “+ UTILIZATION” category. This EDIA initiative promotes and recognises initiatives for the efficient use of water and other resources in a sustainable manner.

Sustainability of the Wine of Alentejo is ?Exceptional Investment?

Sustainability of the Wine of Alentejo is “Exceptional Investment”

The Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme received the ““Investimento que marca” (“Exceptional Investment”) award from Vida Rural magazine at the AgroIN Congress in 2018.