Two of the Hunter’s oldest wineries have teamed up with Tourism Australia and some of the country's top wineries in a major new partnership to celebrate Australia's standing as a leading wine tourism destination.
Audrey Wilkinson and Wyndham Estate will represent the Hunter Valley in the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia, a consortium of high-end, award winning wineries from Australia's most renowned wine regions, which aim to attract visitors from new international markets.
As leaders in the wine tourism and customer service sectors, Audrey Wilkinson and Wyndham Estate are both awarded and well-known for their commitment to showcasing the Hunter as a wine tourism destination.
Audrey Wilkinson General Manager and owner, James Agnew, said that the inclusion of both wineries would enhance the Hunter region’s international tourism position and profile.
“The founders of the wineries, George Wyndham and Audrey Wilkinson, set in place a legacy for the Hunter that today provides tourists with a unique experience,” James said.
“The Hunter is well positioned to lead the growing international tourism market. Our accessibility to airports, road infrastructure and Australia’s largest capital city supported the quality tourism and wine offerings of the Hunter.”
Wyndham Estate Public Relations and Operations Manager, Stephen Guilbaud-Oulton, said they were very proud to be adding value to the Hunter's efforts to grow international tourism visitation.
“Critical to the success of the Ultimate Winery Experience Australia is the ability for members to work together, offering international markets a blend of the finest wine, restaurants and heritage,” Stephen said.
In total, the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia group has 15 members, including Wyndham Estate and Audrey Wilkinson. Each member has been selected by experts at the Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia for excellence in their region. The membership program has been established using strict criteria to ensure only the highest quality wineries make it on to the final list.
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