The Hunter Valley’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading wine and food destinations was further cemented on Friday night with an exciting win for one of its leading businesses at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. 

Margan was awarded Gold for ‘Excellence in Food Tourism’ for the second time, having previously taken home gold in 2014.

Margan’s win was a testament to its popular restaurant, agri-dining focus and vineyard and wine tasting operations, as well as its food experiences, which range from cooking schools to kitchen garden tours.

“It's a privilege and honour to receive this award as it recognises the focus we have at Margan on delivering an excellent food and wine experience here in the beautiful Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest and most visited wine region.  Owner and director of Margan, Lisa Margan said.

“Huge credit to our entire team at Margan who share our passion, vision and commitment to excellence. Australia has many quality food and wine regions all doing great things and these national awards are therefore very competitive. We are proud to fly the flag for NSW and for the Hunter who's food and wine scene gets better every year.”

The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism. For both the industry and the consumer. This new award win for Margan adds to its impressive list of accolades;

SMH Good Food Guide - One Chef Hat 2016
Andrew Margan- Viticulturist of the Year 2015
Winner - Best Winery, NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards 2014, 16
Winner - Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2013
5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2017


Weather: Rain, possibly heavy. Becoming windy. Today / 24°C