Margies Business Awards twenty18!

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Margaret River Business Awards 2018!

When the hangovers throbbing, but you look over to the shiny piece of volcom-shaped black glass on your bedside table, and remember the good night you had winning Margaret River's Superb Service Award!!

With dudes boss Johnno getting in a quick trip to Bali before another slammin' Summer, Wine for Dudes administrator, Dana, and one of our bestie tour guides, Aidan, attended the 2018 Telstra Margaret River Regional Business Awards, accepting Wine for Dudes wicked award for Superb Service in true dudes style... swigging just enough wine to be able to walk up the stage steps, but too much wine to stand still for the official photo!

 Wine for Dudes were recognised with a couple of sweet little surprises at the epic event being... 

  • >> Winner - Superb Service!
  • >> Local Favourites - Peoples Choice Award!
  • >> Champions - Environmental Excellence!

The most important award for the dudes crew had to be the Superb Service award, commending excellence in Customer Service (that's to you dudes!).  For the past 15 years, Wine for Dudes have never stopped rocking!  We've never slowed down (or really grown up!) and although our job is fun and we love what we do, our industry, our region and oh my golly do we love our wine! ...we also work really damn hard behind the scenes ensuring our little Margaret River wine tour company remains fresh and exciting for the legend dudes and dudettes who explore with us, so to win the award for  Superb Service, sponsored by the legends at Ventura Home Group, was BANGING!

Organised by the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI), and hosted at the exquisite lakeside function centre of Eight Willows Retreat, finalists of businesses throughout the Margaret River region dressed to impress for an evening of fun, laughter, and celebration which truly engaged with the local community!

One of Wine for Dudes favourite Margaret River restaurants, Rustico at Hay Shed Hill (who also host our wine tours for lunch each day!) served up mouth-watering food, including incredible grazing boards, along with the team from Settlers Tavern. Two of Margaret River's best wineries, Xanadu, and our buddies at Cape Grace provided beautiful wine for the evening! The legends at The Beer Farm stampeded through with knock-out beers; and rok kombucha filled in the non-alcoholic beverage gap!

Live entertainment by local dance group South West Swing, and musos of the Margaret River Theatre Group kept the atmosphere buzzing, as some of our favourite Margaret River businesses snapped up awards, including...

Category  Winner  Sponsor 
Superb Service Wine for Dudes Ventura Home Group (legends!)
Micro and Magnificent  Margaret River Surf School Rustico at Hay Shed Hill
Small and Sensational  rok Kombucha Telstra Busselton
Robust and Remarkable  Ocean Grown Abalone Riverfresh IGA
Environmental Excellence  Fair Harvest Nature Conservation Margaret River
Creative Industries  Southern Light Events and Ashton Stage Lighting Creative Corner WA
Community Spirit  Margaret River Cowaramup Electrical Services Settlers Tavern
Master in Marketing  Private Properties Australia William Porteous Properties International
Perfect Planning  Nudge Psychological Assessment and Consulting Small Business Development Corporation

Wine for Dudes were stoked to be surrounded by so much talent in one room, and can't wait to do it all again in twenty19!