Wine & Food Tourism Awards
There will be up to three honourees in each category: Innovation; Service Excellence and The Authentic South African Experience. They will each have the rights to include the “Wine & Food Tourism Awards logo” on all marketing material for the following year.
Individuals or teams who have been named as honorees three years in a row will receive membership to the elite “Wine & Food Tourism Honorees Club”. Thereafter they will not be eligible to enter for the same award again.
The Judging Process
The nominations will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Thereafter awards will be announced during the conference. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into thereafter.
How to Nominate
Obtain permission from the person being nominated. You may also self nominate. To nominate simply choose a nomination form in the awards category section below. Note: You may submit as many nominations as you wish in any of the categories. For each nomination, you will need to submit a form.
No late nominations will be accepted and full payment is to be made on submission of nominations, and a copy of the proof of payment emailed to email@example.com
Administration cost per entry
Acc No: 070607575
Branch Code: 024109
Please use the reference: w&ftawards (and your name)
Please note that should judges incur costs while experiencing your services while judging at your establishment, these costs will be billed back to the applicant with invoices from your establishment.
This award recognises outstanding and original innovation in concepts, products or services that make valuable contribution, offer unique experiences, and boost food and/or wine tourism in South Africa.
This award rewards those individuals or teams in South Africa’s food and wine industry who excel in service, consistently providing memorable customer experiences.
The Authentic South African Experience
This award acknowledges original initiatives that create authentic South African experiences in which individuals can fully immerse themselves, and at the same time promote our cultural heritage through food and wine.
Meet the Judges
CHAIRMAN OF JUDGING PANEL
Jean-Pierre Rossouw is the Publisher of Platter’s South African Wine Guide and Rossouw’s Restaurants online, both by Diners Club – as well as the fun-loving title Everything You Wanted to Know About Wine but Were Too Afraid to Ask. Platter’s Wine Guide is the leading authority on South African wine, now approaching its 40th year, and always an international best-seller. Jean-Pierre is only its third publisher and is taking it into new markets, also through…
Mac Mabidilala is an emerging market strategic marketing specialist, having worked in 12 African countries for a number of multinational corporations. His passions and interests include brand building and…
Steve Massey is a veteran of over 40 years in Marketing and Advertising. After working in Cape Town, London, New York and Dusseldorf for some of the world’s leading Advertising Agencies, Steve settled back…
Sheryl Ozinsky has been involved in making things happen in Cape Town for a very long time. She headed up Cape Town Tourism for six years and helped to establish the City as one of the worlds favourite tourism…
Horst W Frehse is one of the most beloved hoteliers in South Africa. He has led many of the country’s most successful hospitality establishments and has held positions at Grande Roche Hotel, Singita Game …
Gwynneth Matthews is the founding member of Southern Cross Conferences, a 100% black-owned emerging conference management company based in Cape Town. She has managed many international …
Higgo Jacobs’s experience in the wine industry spans over 20 years, starting with doing harvests in Stellenbosch in 1998 and ’99, and interrupted by a law degree from the University of Stellenbosch. He has…
AUTHENTIC SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
André studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90s.Towards the end of his studies, André started a wine tourism business, offering specialised wine tours to dis…
Judy and her husband Kevin Kidson co-founded the extensive South African Wine portal, wine.co.za in 1996 after a 15 year career in IT and Data Warehousing. In 2004, she partnered with award-win…
Janet Pillai is the CEO and Founder of Multilayer Trade Corporation, (MLT Corp) a company that offers a seamless vehicle hire, shuttle and accommodation solution from inception to completion in the public…