KANGAROO ISLAND FOOD AND WINE AWARDS WINNERS
We are proud to have received the Best Farmgate and Cellar Door Experience Award on Kangaroo Island. Thanks to Sealink for Sponsoring this category and congratulations to the other award winners all involved in the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine awards.
We were awarded the : FARM GATE AND CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE
This category is was open to all businesses offering a Farm Gate or Cellar Door Experience. It is an award that recognises exceptional food and beverage experiences at the source, excellent customer service, attention to the regions Brand values: and is a profitable commercial business.
Farmgate or Cellar Door Experience was awarded to our business Emu Ridge Eucalyptus. Judges said “staff attention and knowledge was a highlight in this category”. Trudy-Ann Johnson a valued staff member collected the award and said it was great recognition of 25 years of hard work by her brother Larry Turner and his wife Bev.
We were pleased that the award was given to us by Julianne from Sealink. Sealink sponsored this category and Julianne who has known our business since its inception in 1991.
Congratulations to the other catagory winners were:
BEST WINE OF THE YEAR
The Islander Estate Vineyards
BEST DINING EXPERIENCE
Hannaford and Sachs
BEST CULINARY TOURISM
Dudley Wines – Kangaroo Island
BEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
On Friday 17th June, the Industry saw the revitalisation of the KI Food and Wine Awards. A capacity house at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, experienced a menu curated by Chef Andy Waterhouse, and Silver and Gold Medalling wines matching the food. It was a fantastic night celebrating our best businesses and experiences.
Awards like these don’t occur without Sponsorship and Support. KI Food ad Wine would like to thank Sealink, the Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Tourism Kangaroo Island and TOMM, the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, and theDepartment of State Development. Thanks to our supporting agency, Primary Resources and Regions (SA), who allowed the KI Food and Wine Association to begin this process through support from the Regional Food Initiatives Program Grant.
L-R Heidi Bracko, Jeff Howard, Val Howard (Dudley Wines), Yale Norris (Islander Estate Vineyard), Sacha Sachs, Rachel Hannaford (Hannaford & Sachs), Trudy-Ann Johnson (Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery) All award winners above and photographs by Shauna Black.
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