An eye for design
Family values in a vintage victory Category: Regional Business Winner: Austins and Co Austins and Co thrives on family values and wants every customer to always feel welcomed as part of the Austin family. The company has been making its award-winning wines since 1982 and through its contemporary and venturesome approach has seen steady growth and success. The aim is to showcase enthusiasm for high quality in every sip of wine. The company is run by Scott and Belinda Austin, second-generation owners who proudly employ 20 staff at their Sutherlands Creek Vineyard. Austins and Co is the second largest wine producer in Geelong, producing more than 25,000
cases of wine, 90 per cent of which is grown and produced from the vineyard. Primarily a wholesale business, the vineyard sells its wine in more than 2000 liquor stores, restaurants and bars under three labels - 6Ft6, Austins and Co, and Custom Collection. The wines are also exported and sold in China and the USA. Founder Richard Austin has coined the phrase “Pinot for the people” and the company’s mission, approach, and what drives it each day is to make wine for the people - wine they will love, can afford and want to share with loved ones. The vision is be Australia’s leading SME wine producer, a strong team leading the way in sales, quality and innovation. The company also sees itself as having a collaborative training facility to give back through education. Austins and Co’s Belinda and Scott Austin.
Popular hotel Lord of the Isles has emerged as a triple finalist at the Powercor Geelong Business Excellence Awards in the categories for Sustainable Business, Family Business 2nd Generation, and Large Business Bistro manager Rylea 31+ Employees. Situated in New- toasts the success of town and only a punt- Lord of the Iles. kick from Kardinia Park, Lord of the Isles Tavern is a family-owned pub and bistro pioneering the hospitality industry locally and at a national level. Owned and operated by the Burnett family for over 37 years and employing 60 staff, the venue’s mission aims to provide an exceptional quality experience delivered by friendly customer service through knowledgeable staff with an extensive range of wine, boutique beverages and high-quality yet affordable food. Lord of the Isles is highly decorated in prestigious accolades from the Australian Hotel Association Annual National Awards for Excellence, which draws from a field of more than 5000 venues Australia-wide. Wins include: best bistro on multiple occasions, for both Victoria and national: best menu and wine list, Victoria; best redeveloped hotel, Victoria and national; overall hotel of the year, Victoria; and Hall of Fame inductee Boasting a wine list with over 300 entries, 16 beers and wines on tap and an extensive bottled beer selection, Lord of the Isles stocks a beverage list to suit just about everyone’s palate. The venue’s seasonally-released menu is designed with the highest quality ingredients to provide classic pub food and signature dishes. The most-recent renovation has created a bistro with seating for over 180 guests, a lounge room, an alfresco courtyard bar area, and a private boardroom-style dining room fronting a glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled walk-in cellar.
THREE WEEK TRIALS AVAILABLE
BISTRO OPEN FOR ALL DAY DINING 11:30 AM TIL LATE, 7 DAYS A WEEK.
We are also proud to offer Cape Grim grass-fed beef straight from our new dry-ageing display cabinet. COME AND TRY OUR À LA CARTE COURTYARD MENU WITH PUB FAVOURITES, TOO!
Available from Monday to Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm.
‘13 GR A NGE 2013 PENFOLDS GRANGE RELEASE DINNER TUESDAY OCTOBER 24 TH, 2017
The most anticipated annual event on the Lord of the Isles calendar. Includes dinner, wines and tasting of the 2013 Penfolds Grange. $230 PER PERSON.
Book now for this sell-out event: (03) 52 242 522
3 WEST FYANS STREET, NEWTOWN VIC 3220 | (03) 52 242 522 | INFO@LORDISLESTAVERN.COM WWW.LORDISLESTAVERN.COM
Graphic design firm D and Co Studio has finished as a finalist in the Emerging Business - Under 3 Years category at the Powercor Geelong Business Excellence Awards. D and Co Studio describes itself as an D and Co’s Kate Dewey agency born from a at work. passion to create exceptional brands through leading-edge graphic design. “We are dedicated to a single purpose - helping business owners to achieve their dreams in business,” says D and Co Studio director Kate Dewey . “Through gaining a deep understanding of our clients business and uncovering their unique personality and values we design a brand so it authentically captures their essence and greater purpose.” Kate Dewey says D and Co Studio is committed to providing clients with the highest service standards, “Our vision is to be the design agency of choice based on our values of creativity, integrity, commitment and communication,” she says. “We’re focused on developing enduring partnerships with our clients - understanding their businesses, dreams and objectives to deliver vibrant and engaging design/branding solutions that deliver exceptional results.” D and Co Studio encourages prospective clients to capitalise on the business’s commitment and skill. “From graphic design through to corporate identity and brand strategy, our creative solutions are expertly crafted to enhance your company’s brand, ensuring it effectively communicates with your audience in a meaningful way,“ the studio says. “If you are ready to materialise your vision and take your business to the next level come talk with us. We work with businesses of all sizes and we’d love to work with you.”
‘Lord’ of pub fare
23W GEELONG INDY Friday, 18 August, 2017