Best of Wine Tourism Awards winners crowned

20 September, 2019

Seven South Australian wineries from the Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale have today been named winners in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards during a presentation at the National Wine Centre.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said winners chosen across seven categories were selected from the 22 finalists.

“The Best of Wine Tourism Awards winners reflect the world class experiences that South Australian wine regions provide for visitors,” said Minister Whetstone.

“The winners all offered a genuine, authentic wine tourism experience which leaves visitors engaged and excited about South Australia’s wine regions.

“With the awards now in it’s the fourth year, it’s wonderful to see so many wineries being recognised as providing outstanding and memorable wine tourism experiences.

“South Australia excels in producing premium wine and tourism experiences and has some of the oldest vines in the world.

“Wine tourism is a huge drawcard to South Australia with 37 per cent of international visitors heading to a winery during their stay in South Australia.”

The winners across seven categories are:

  • Accommodation – Lanzerac Country Estate (Barossa)
  • Architecture and Landscape – Kimbolton Wines (Langhorne Creek)
  • Art and Culture – Bird in Hand (Adelaide Hills)
  • Innovative Wine Tourism Experience – d’Arenberg (McLaren Vale)
  • Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices – Gemtree Wines (McLaren Vale)
  • Wine Tourism Restaurants – Maxwell Wines (McLaren Vale)
  • Wine Tourism Services – Yalumba Family Winemakers (Barossa).

The Best of Wine Tourism Awards are part of South Australia’s membership of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, celebrating innovation and excellence in wine tourism.

The winners will now compete in their respective categories against nine other Great Wine Capitals at the international awards as part of the Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting in Bordeaux, France in November 2019.

For more information about the award winners visit