Trevor James of Horsham, Victoria and Alex Hodgetts of Kingston Beach Tasmania, will be filling their cellar with a Dozen of Coonawarra’s finest wines when they receive their prize as winners of the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations survey competition, later this week.
Over 250 entrants took 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 2019 Cabernet Celebrations programme, with 25 of the Coonawarra Vignerons member wineries involved in the regional events.