Wow!!! What an absolutely incredible achievement for the dudes team... Wine for Dudes are beyond elated to have been named as the 2019 B USINESS OF THE YEAR at the 2019 Margaret River Business Awards; the Wine for Dudes crew also took home the 'Small and Sensational Award', and were again named 'Local Favourites' in the Peoples Choice Award!
Our little team of legends have all worked especially hard over the past 12 months freshening up our business practices, and working together to ensure we provide a service that we are extremely proud to offer visitors, in showcasing the incredible Margaret River wine region, with our fun, relaxed and informative Margaret River wine tours.
We cannot give enough thanks to the Margaret River wineries, venues and individuals who have supported our business over the past 16 years; hosting our wine tours and looking after our customers with such a welcoming flair everyday! It is an absolute pleasure to showcase your incredible products to our dudes and dudettes on tour everyday!
We'd also like to thank the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry who host this fantastic event annually, providing recognition to local Margaret River businesses and individuals who deliver world class services to
both Margaret River locals, businesses and visitors alike; with a very special thanks to MRCCI Executive Officer, Rebecca Young, for her personal support
she offers to Margaret River businesses.
And of course we couldn't do this without the ongoing support of our incredible Wine for Dudes crew, and the legendary customers that we get to hang out with everyday! We cannot thank you enough for your support, you are all absolutely incredible humans!!
We'd also like to extend a special thanks to the individuals and businesses that make up the Margaret River community as a whole, who have shown us a tremendous amount of support over the past 16 years!! .....we adore you all!!
THE PRIZE! ...and it's a friggin' epic one... winning the 2019 Bendigo Bank Margaret River Business Awards, Business of the Year Award, gives the Wine for Dudes crew a whopping $10,000, yep, that's TEN GRAND worth of advertising thanks to radio sponsor Triple M Southwest! ...let's hope dudes boss can get his radio voice finely tuned!
A massive thanks goes out to AMD Lorex Chartered Accountants for sponsoring the Small and Sensational category, we're absolutely wrapped to have received this award also! And to all of the other organisers and sponsors, thank you for your support to the Margaret River business community:
- - Rustico at Hay Shed Hill - what incredible food you dished up on the night - and of course our daily tour lunch spot!! We absolutely love you guys!!
- - Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association
- - Giniversity
- - NewWork Digital Business Hub
- - Ventura Home Group - South West
- - South West Child and Family Therapy Centre
- - Beerfarm (also one of our fav tour spots)
- - Arts Margaret River
- - Small Business Development Corporation WA
- - Creative Corner
- - Miriam Avery
- - Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
- - Augusta Margaret River Times
- - The Landsmith Collection
- - Settlers Tavern Margaret River
- - SW Regional TAFE
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, I think we can all be extremely proud of ourselves! And as Margaret River wine lovers we also have to thank the incredible wineries who dished up their delicious drops on the evening including our good mates at Vasse Felix, Swings & Roundabouts, Xanadu Winery and Cape Grace Wines!!
And a special thanks to dudes crew members Dvir and Dana for representing the team whilst Johnno and Kirsty were both floating around different parts of Indonesia; Your impromptu acceptance speeches did us proud... bloody legends!!