Mudgee Region Brings Home 30+ Awards in 2018
Earlier this month, Mudgee Region Tourism conducted a review of the 2018 achievements across Mudgee, Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos, concluding that collectively the region brought home more than 30 awards last year.
Already recognised as one of the most popular destinations in NSW, the region continues to grow strength-to-strength, building more credentials in the tourism, travel, hospitality, wine and produce sectors.
Cara George, CEO of Mudgee Region Tourism says, “We’ve always known and appreciated the beauty of our region, and we’ve worked hard to try and keep an authentic representation of who we are and what we stand for when promoting ourselves to the rest of the world. To be recognised so frequently as leaders just proves how wonderful our home is – congratulations to us all”.
Mudgee Region Tourism continues to lead the way when it comes to tourism marketing and for their efforts in promoting the region, receiving five awards across the NSW Tourism Awards, NSW Regional Tourism Awards and the Western NSW Regional Business Awards in 2018.
The accommodation providers also rallied six awards in the gold and silver categories this year, with new-comer Sierra Escape bringing home the coveted Unique Accommodation award at the NSW Tourism Awards. Adding to these incredible accolades, Mudgee was ranked #10 for top trending destinations in 2018 by AirBNB.
2018 was no exception when it came to championing the culinary experiences in Mudgee – with a more than 20 awards presented across wine, distillery, restaurant and produce sectors.
Robert Oatley, Logan Wines and Robert Stein all received 5 Stars at the Halliday Ratings for 2018, while De Beaurepaire Wines received WINE OF THE YEAR and SWEET WINE OF THE YEAR at the Winestate Magazine’s Wine of the Year Awards.
Both East Ridge Olive Grove and Karrabool Olives won Gold at the Royal Easter Show Olive Oil Awards, while Stefano Burlando of Lawson Park Hotel was announced Chef of the Year (Country) at the AHA NSW Awards.
Cara George, continues, “We are overwhelmed with the incredible results in 2018. We have some of the best places, people and products in the country and we look forward to continue sharing these with the rest of the world this coming year.”
2019 is shaping up to be just as successful for the region, as they continue to drive tourism visitation throughout the year. The region will continue the growth of existing events and activations, while welcoming new attractions like the Hot Air Balloon Festival in just a few months.
To check out all the award-winning experiences on offer, as well as more information on upcoming events, activations or activities please visit visitmudgeeregion.com.au
About the Mudgee Region
The Mudgee Region is a destination on everyone’s bucket list right now, and rightly so. Known primarily for its boutique wine and sophisticated country charm with around 40 family-owned wineries, a distillery and brewery, it is nestled in the hills and surrounded by quaint country towns, rich with heritage and a variety of established quality visitor experiences.
Located less than 270km northwest of Sydney, the fuss-free journey is all part of the adventure, and what awaits is a stunning mix of charm and sophistication. It’s just a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney, or 45-minute flight from Sydney airport with flights departing each day.
Encompassing the towns of Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone (and small villages in between), the Mudgee Region offers an array of food and wine, arts and culture, sports and leisure, nature and small villages to explore.