Sandalford en­ters tourism hall of fame

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

SANDALFORD Wines has re­ceived two awards in the Cater­ing In­sti­tute of WA Gold Plate Awards, bring­ing their to­tal to 15 and mak­ing them the most awarded venue in the award’s 52-year his­tory.

The win­ery won the awards in the cat­e­gories of Best Mod­ern Aus­tralian and Best Tourism Restau­rant.

It also won gold at the WA Tourism Awards ear­lier this month in the cat­e­gories of Tourism Winer­ies, Brew­eries and Dis­til­leries and Chi­nese Tourism.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Grant Brin­klow said it had been a big month for an­nounce­ments at the win­ery, with the news also that singer Neil Di­a­mond would be per­form­ing there next year.

He said the team at Sandalford were proud to be part of mak­ing the Swan Val­ley a world class tourism des­ti­na­tion.

“We are proud to be part of the tourism in­dus­try in the Swan Val­ley and ex­tend our con­grat­u­la­tions to the other lo­cal busi­nesses who have re­ceived ac­co­lades in recent awards,” he said.

“Our Sandalford team ap­ply hard work and com­mit­ment to our vi­sion every sin­gle day of the year and their fo­cus on win­ning these awards com­mences at the be­gin­ning of each year.”

Sandalford Wines will now en­ter the Hall of Fame in the WA Tourism Awards af­ter win­ning the Tourism Win­ery cat­e­gory for three con­sec­u­tive years.

Mr Brin­klow said the Neil Di­a­mond con­cert was the first show at the win­ery in the past year and was set to bring more than 16,000 peo­ple into the re­gion.

“There is no where else in the world where you can drive 20 min­utes from the CBD and be in a premier wine re­gion – it’s world class,” he said.

“The Swan Val­ley has award win­ning winer­ies, dis­tillers, restau­rants and mi­cro­brew­eries and this is be­ing in­creas­ingly recog­nised, es­pe­cially with Chi­nese tourists.”

Neil Di­a­mond will per­form at Sandalford Wines on April 14. Buy tick­ets at

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt­mu­ni­ d476741

Sandalford Wines man­ager Grant Brin­klow poses with the win­ery’s lat­est awards.

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