Border Mail Newspaper Article | Murray shines in Inland Tourism Awards 2015

Here is a recent article from the Albury Wodonga region's Border Mail where Flyfaire is mentioned as a recent winner of this year's Inland Tourism Awards. You can read the article at its source here.

Les Hanel, Winemaker, Julianne Cox, Business Director with Inland NSW Tourism chairman Rodger Powell

Les Hanel, Winemaker, Julianne Cox, Business Director with Inland NSW Tourism chairman Rodger Powell

By JODIE BRUTON Aug. 5, 2015, 10:54 a.m. from The Border Mail.

TEN Murray region tourism operators have scooped the pool in the Inland Tourism Awards this year.

The annual awards acknowledge excellence in tourism in the four Victorian and NSW regional tourism areas of Central, Inland, Murray and Riverina.

Woomargama winery Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door and Cafe won the prestigious Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries award.

Flyfaire Wines is a sustainable, low chemical and low carbon single block vineyard with a cellar door and cafe. 

Located in the Woomargama National Park 30 kilometres from Holbrook, Flyfaire opened to the public in June 2013.

“We put a lot of hard work into the submission and we're delighted that it paid off in such a big way,” Flyfaire winemaker Les Hanel said. 

“It really is such a fabulous surprise and great to be recognised for the hard work that we've put into our tourism experience."

Inland Tourism Awards organisers said the quality of entries had been outstanding this year.

Awards chairwoman Jane Barnes said the 12th annual awards announced at Broken Hill showcased some of the best tourism attractions, products and operators in NSW and Victoria.

“This year all entrants were of a high calibre; in some categories the marks between finalists were so close that a silver and bronze award were given,” Ms Barnes said.

“The winners demonstrated a high standard of professionalism and innovation in their field.”

Yarrawonga olive grove and restaurant Rich Glen Estate won the Excellence in Food Tourism prize.

Quality Hotel on Olive in Albury was awarded a silver award in the Deluxe Accommodation category.

Greater Hume Visitor Information Centre at Holbrook took out an encouragement award in the Visitor Information Services section.

Other winners in the Murray region included: Big4 Deniliquin won the Caravan and Holiday Parks category; Big4 Riverside Swan Hill gained a silver award in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category; Perricoota Vines Retreat at Moama won the Deluxe Accommodation category; Rich River Golf Club at Moama won the Tourist Attraction category; Sporties Cobram Barooga Golf Club gained a bronze award in the Tourist Attraction category; TwistED – Science at Play (Echuca) won the New Tourism Business category.

Murray Regional Tourism chairwoman Wendy Greiner welcomed the strong showing in the awards.

“The 2016 Travel In Inland Tourism Awards will be held at Echuca-Moama and we are looking forward to showcasing our region to our peers,” Ms Greiner said. 

Murray Regional Tourism works with Tourism Victoria, Destination New South Wales and 14 local government areas.

Flyfaire Wines

Flyfaire is a sustainable, low chemical and low carbon single block vineyard situated in the pristine Woomargama National Park, NSW, Australia. We focus on low acreage methods to produce high quality, distinctive tasting wines. Our Cellar Door and Café experience provides a pleasurable escape from the rush of everyday life. We feature a seasonal locally sourced café menu that we're sure you'll enjoy. Drop by today to taste one of our vintages and experience our cellar door.