Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations may be over, but for one lucky visitor to the region, the celebrations continue. Andrew Michelmore of North Haven, will be filling his cellar with 2 Dozen of Coonawarra’s finest wines when he receives his prize as the winner of the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations survey competition, later this week.
Andrew was one of over 350 entrants to take part in the competition, providing feedback via an event survey that was being circulated throughout the month of October at all Coonawarra cellar doors and regional events.
The survey, endorsed by the South Australia Tourism Commission, provides valuable insight into the origin and interests of visitors to the region during October and allows the event organisers to evaluate the month long festival as a whole. It is estimated that over 7,000 people visited the region during the festival period.
Over 60 unique events featured in the 2018 Cabernet Celebrations programme, with 22 of the Coonawarra Vignerons member wineries hosting events and up to 34 member wineries involved in the regional events.