The Willunga Farmers Market is at the top of the South Australian tourism game

Winners are grinners: General Manager Jenni Mitton with the Excellence in Food Tourism Award. Photo: Tourism Industry Council South Australia.
Winners are grinners: General Manager Jenni Mitton with the Excellence in Food Tourism Award. Photo: Tourism Industry Council South Australia.

South Australia's best tourism businesses of 2019 have been crowned with the Willunga Farmers Market receiving top honours and several other businesses landing podium finishes.

Gathering at a Gala Dinner in the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday, November 8 for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards, the Willunga Farmers Market was announced as the winner of the Excellence in Food Tourism award.

In front of over 700 industry representatives, the award was accepted by General Manager, Jenni Mitton who thanked the farmers and producers of the market.

Having operated since 2002, the Willunga Farmers Market has built an impressive resume collection of achievements since its creation, one of the most notable is perhaps its appearance on Ainsley Harriott's SBS series My Market Menu in October this year.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Hon David Ridgway congratulated the winners and wished them well on the national stage.

"South Australia has so many world-class tourism offerings, and tonight we are here to recognise and celebrate the people and the businesses that drive our successful tourism industry," he said.

"We celebrate the high standards of all the finalists in the room and wish the winners all the best as you head to the national awards, proudly representing South Australia, and showcasing our state's incredible passion, endeavour and innovation."

Buzzing: The Willunga Farmers Market is truly alive. Photo: Tourism Industry Council South Australia.

Buzzing: The Willunga Farmers Market is truly alive. Photo: Tourism Industry Council South Australia.

Other Southern Vales finalists at the 2019 South Australia Tourism Awards included:

  • McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre - Visitor Information Services, Silver Medal,
  • d'Arenberg - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries, Silver Medal,
  • d'Arenberg Cube - Tourist Attractions, Bronze Medal,
  • Helivista, Tour and Transport Operators, Bronze Medal,
  • The Currant Shed, Excellence in Food Tourism, Bronze Medal.