Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre has been recognised as one of Australia’s best tourism attractions, winning two awards at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Cairns on Friday, March 2nd.
The Centre, located in the heart of Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley, won awards in the following categories:
- Best Tourism Restaurant for Jacob’s Restaurant
- Best Tourism Winery
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, was recognised at the national awards ceremony after winning two categories at the South Australian Tourism Awards last November.
The new accolades add to the Centre’s growing honour board that includes its induction into the South Australian Tourism Award’s Hall of Fame in 2010 for winning the Best Major Tourism Attraction for the third year in a row.
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre Manager, Elaine Ratcliffe, says Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre offers its 150,000 annual visitors, who hail from across the globe as well as domestically, much more than the average cellar door or restaurant.
“Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre offers a unique experience that ensures a memorable visit for our thousands of local, national and international visitors each year. It’s our friendly, wine-educated staff, great facilities and a beautiful setting that make the difference,” Ms Ratcliffe said.
Ms Ratcliffe said the picturesque 35-hectare visitor centre precinct is a true Australian tourism success story and that is reflected in the broad experiences on offer to visitors with a range of activities both indoors and out.
“From exploring our heritage and the history of the Barossa wine region in our interpretive display, visitors can also enjoy the wine that Jacob’s Creek is famous for through either casual or structured wine tastings, or twice daily tours of our demonstration vineyard and take home their own bottle of our 2003 Jacob’s Creek Limited Release Shiraz Cabernet with a personalised bottle label,” Ms Ratcliffe said.
“Jacob’s Restaurant also offers visitors long, relaxed lunches consisting of the best of South Australia’s local produce in our seasonal contemporary Australian menu designed by Head Chef Josh Trevena, which is perfectly matched with Jacob’s Creek wine.”
“Our visitors can spend the time exploring our stunning grounds with a walk along our trails to see many places of interest including a picnic area along Jacob’s Creek and our extensive native gardens filled with more than 4500 plants,” Ms Ratcliffe said.
“Our aim is to provide a location where visitors can linger and experience true Australian character in a variety of ways and the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre has something to suit everyone.”
For more information on the Jacobs Creek Visitor’s Centre or to learn more about the Jacobs Creek brans, visit www.jacobscreek.com.au