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Cellar doors recognised for quality service

Cellar doors recognised for quality service

The Barossa night of nights was held for cellar doors in the region, with three cellar doors being announced as winners at the 2016 Barossa Cellar Circle Service Awards held last Thursday at Fino in Seppeltsfield.

Cellar door of the year was received by Yelland & Papps, Nuriootpa. An honourable mention was given to Turkey Flat, Henschke Cellars and Taste Eden Valley.

Cellar door team of the year was won by Turkey Flat, Tanunda. Honourable mention went to Yelland & Papps. First runner up was Henschke Cellars and second runner up was Artisans of Barossa.

Winner of the cellar door person of the year was Brett Lanthois from Rockford Wines, Tanunda. Runners up went to Monica Mattner from Henschke Cellars and Meredith Goers from St Hallett. An honourable mention went to Cynthia Knight from Henschke Cellars.

Susan Papps, owner of the Yelland & Papps, said she couldn’t believe they had won cellar door of the year for the second time in a row.

“We didn’t think we would win it again, but we do think we are twice as better as we were last year. I was pretty surprised we won it again, but very proud,” said Susan.

“It’s pretty exciting that what we are doing is getting acknowledged. We try to make people feel at home here. It’s about the level of service. People work hard, I think they deserve to feel relaxed.”

Henry Goodwin, co-president for the Cellar Circle Service Award committee, said this is the first time over the seven years of running these awards that a cellar door has won back to back awards.

 For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.