WINE INDUSTRY IMPACTS AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – DESIGN BY STUDIO S2 ARCHITECTS EMERGES AS HIGH IMPACT FACTOR TO WINE TOURISM SUCCESS
Contact: Amy Smedley
Phone: 0412 811 247
STUDIO S2 ARCHITECTS SHORT LISTED IN THE TOP 2 FINALISTS FOR THE WINE TOURISM CATEGORY IN THE 12th ANNUAL WINE INDUSTRY IMPACT AWARDS; Studio S2 Architects was shortlisted for National Awards Honouring High Impact Industry Suppliers to Wine Tourism; Winner to be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on Thursday 18th October 2018.
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — 3rd August 2018 – Studio S2 Architects announced today that it has been named a finalist for the Wine Tourism category in the Australian Wine Industry Impact Awards. Hailed as “a celebration of excellence”, The WII Awards, presented by the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc., is the leading awards organisation honouring excellence of suppliers to Wine Tourism. The judging panel is comprised of industry experts, including Roz Meertens (Cathay Pacific), Hayden Zammit (Tourism Professional) and Nicole Hodgson (Seppeltsfield Wines).
Studio S2 Architects will be honoured with the rest of the finalists at the prestigious WIIA ceremony on Thursday October 18 2018, at Adelaide Town Hall, where winners will have an opportunity to speak and accept the award. Fans can view the highlights and read the judges’ comments in Wine Business Magazine September/October issue. A full list of finalists can be found at www.wisa.org.au.
QUOTE FROM AMY SMEDLEY, DIRECTOR, STUDIO S2 ARCHITECTS
Studio S2 Architects are thrilled to be a finalist in the Wine Industry Impact Awards. Congratulations to our team, and thankyou to our clients and supporters. Congratulations and good luck to all the WIIA finalists. We are proud of the impact we make across the industry from large to small business via industry wide educational tools, and through one on one consulting, to design a physical presence for wine business that attracts visitors, grows sales and creates unmissable destinations.
ABOUT STUDIO S2 ARCHITECTS
Studio S2 Architects are not your average Architects, and wine tourism is not a one size fits all industry. We recognise the importance of a physical presence for a wine brand, particularly when broaching the wine tourism market, but each offering must be special to attract its market share. No winery should present an awkward or under maintained appearance, nor should it present the same face as another. While opening a cellar door is the traditional approach, a widening tourism market with increasing competition means that wineries need to differentiate, attract, grow direct to consumer sales and become recognisable and memorable in the wine tourism market.
Our Architecture studio impacts wine tourism by designing spaces according to the distinctive personality, values and passion that are embedded in a brand that make them one of a kind, but also embody their place in the world. We create places where brand is so tangible that visitors feel that they could almost be a part of it, and where people understand the value of what businesses do so completely that purchasing (not just once but over and over) is the obvious choice. We connect our clients with the right value chain partnerships for each project – people who can offer something a little different to help bring it all together.
Our current wine tourism clients and past projects include
- Wirra Wirra Wines Cellar Door and Harry’s Café
- Bremerton Wines
- Shirvington Wines
Follow Studio S2 Architects progress to the finals:
ABOUT THE WINE INDUSTRY IMPACT AWARDS
The annual awards, presented by Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA), showcase excellence in improving the competitiveness and capability of the nation’s grape and wine industry while developing exciting new consumer experiences. Categories include Grape Growing, Winemaking, Engineering, Packaging, Distribution & Logistics, Marketing & Communication, Tourism and Start-Up.
Find The Wine Industry Impact Awards Online:
Wine Portal: wineportal.com.au/