Starward Distillery, based in Melbourne, has been awarded the winner of the Tourism, Winery, Distillery and Brewery category for the 2021 Victorian Tourism Awards.
Hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, the Victorian Tourism Awards annually showcase and recognise the state’s leaders in tourism excellence, as well as encourage businesses to meet and strive to exceed industry standards.
Starward Distillery achieved this prestigious industry award for its exceptional offerings at their distillery in Port Melbourne, highlighting the tourism opportunities that it brings through its distillery tours and guided whisky tastings.
“This win brings a welcomed opportunity to highlight the variety that Melbourne has to offer, and that you only have to be a stone’s throw from the city to get a good whisky at its source,” Starward Distillery experience manager Patty Karakostas said.
“Our team in Port Melbourne from the distillers to the experience team, has truly gone above and beyond to transform Starward into what it is today, and we are incredibly proud of the entire team for achieving this exciting accolade.”
All winners of the Victorian Tourism Awards will automatically become finalists for the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards, which is set to be announced in March 2022.