Mapping the wine visit experience for tourist excitement and cultural experience

Vasco Santos, Alvaro Dias*, Paulo Ramos, Arlindo Madeira, Bruno Sousa

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This study aims to examine and estimate the relationships between wine involvement, cultural experience, winescape attributes, wine excitement and sensorial attraction in two different wine tourism destinations and the antecedent role of wine involvement as the starting point that enhances the other dimensions. Survey data was analysed using structural equation modelling. Results reveal a direct relationship of wine involvement, winescape attributes, and sensorial attraction in the cultural experience and wine excitement of wine tourists. Furthermore, the mediating role of winescape attributes and sensorial attraction was identified in the relationship between wine involvement cultural experiences. These results allow wine marketeers and decision-makers to map the different stages in a wine tourism experience and to combine the use of these five different wine tourism dimensions to deliver a superior cultural experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-583
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of Leisure Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Sensorial attraction
  • Wine excitement
  • Wine involvement
  • Wine marketing
  • Wine tourism
  • Winescape attributes


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