SANDALFORD Wines has received two awards at the Catering Institute of WA Gold Plate Awards, bringing its total to 15 and making it the most awarded venue in the awards’ 52-year history.
The winery won the awards in the Best Modern Australian and Best Tourism Restaurant categories.
The winery also won gold at the WA Tourism Awards earlier this month in the Tourism Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries and Chinese Tourism categories.
Chief executive Grant Brinklow said it had been a big month for announcements at the winery, following the news Neil Diamond would be performing there in 2018.
He said the team at Sandalford was proud to be part of making the Swan Valley a world-class tourism destination.
“We are proud to be part of the tourism industry in the Swan Valley and extend our congratulations to the other local businesses who have received accolades in recent awards,” he said.
“Our Sandalford team apply hard work and commitment to our vision every single day of the year and their focus on winning these awards commences at the beginning of each year.”
Sandalford Wines will enter the Hall of Fame in the WA Tourism Awards after winning the Tourism Winery category for three consecutive years.
Mr Brinklow said the Neil Diamond concert was the first show at the winery in the past year and was set to bring more than 16,000 people to the region.
He said now more than ever the Swan Valley was attracting people with food and wine experiences, with the region being “premiumised” over the last decade.
“There is no where else in the world where you can drive 20 minutes from the CBD and be in a premier wine region – it’s world class,” he said.
“The Swan Valley has award-winning wineries, distillers, restaurants and microbreweries and this is being increasingly recognised, especially with Chinese tourists.”
Neil Diamond will perform at Sandalford Wines on April 14, 2018.
To buy tickets visit www.sandalford.com.