Winemakers of Rutherglen brought home two awards from the Albury Wodonga Business Awards, highlighting its achievements both in the local community and in the wider wine community.
Winemakers of Rutherglen was awarded most Outstanding Not for Profit organisation, recognising the work Winemakers does to support and engage with the local community, and for the work providing promotional, educational, business development, industry and government support to its members and the wine industry.
“To be recognised for your contribution to the local community and the regional economy is a fantastic feeling”, said Natalie Ajay, executive officer. “Our organisation works tirelessly to provide the best possible outcomes for our winery members and our town, and this award validates all the hard work we do.”
Winemakers of Rutherglen also won the Most Outstanding Business Award, which was chosen out of all the finalists across all categories. “The judges selected Winemakers of Rutherglen for this award for our leadership, ongoing commitment to community, regional and economic development, sustainability and tourism”, said Natalie.
The Winemakers of Rutherglen aims to continue its work in boosting the local economy and wine industry through government advocacy, education, and business development, and by attracting more than 20,000 people to the Border region every year through its calendar of events.
Photo: L-R: Sarah Bond, Winemakers of Rutherglen events manager, and Natalie Ajay, Winemakers of Rutherglen executive officer.