Queenstown wine tour co. wins

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Friday, 4 November 2011 in Latest News

 Appellation Central Wine Tours, a Queenstown-based wine tour company, has picked up an international wine tourism award in the face of stiff competition from established global wine regions .

 Autumn in Queenstown   Premier wine tour company Appellation Central Wine Tours has received an International Best of Wine Tourism Award in the Wine Tourism Services category.

 Their win followed a jury meeting of the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Global Network in Mainz, Germany last week. GWC judges said Appellation Central Wine Tours won the award thanks to the excellent exposure and support it gave to wineries and other businesses in Central Otago, as well as the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients.

Director Wendy Johnston said she and managing director and co-owner Philip Green were “absolutely thrilled” with the win.  “The GWC international awards serve as an industry benchmark for excellence in the field of wine tourism, and other award winners come from all around the world, including Rioja in Spain, Bordeaux in France, Cape Town in South Africa, Germany, Italy, the USA and Portugal,” she said.

Appellation Central Wine Tours qualified for the international award by winning New Zealand’s Best of Wine Tourism Services award for the second year in a row.  New Zealand judges including a regional judge and chief judge Dr Joanna Fountain of Lincoln University, said the standard of entries in each category was “extremely high” this year.