The daughter of prominant Wollongong businessman Terry Wetherall is celebrating Cupitt’s Winery being named Shoalhaven Business of the Year.
Cupitt’s was a finalist in three categories at the Shoalhaven Business Awards. And there was plenty to celebrate at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre when the winery won the Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality and Excellence in Sustainability Awards and then took out the top prize.
Mr Wetherall’s daughter Libby Cupitt is the customer experience manager and said it was a great reward for husband Tom Cupitt, Rosie Cupitt, the whole family and everyone involved in the business. Cupitt’s success in the Excellence in Sustainability means the winery is now a finalist in the Illawarra Business Awards on October 19.
“A couple of years ago we made a conscious decision to ramp up our sustainability commitments so it is wonderful to be recognised in this category.” she said.
“At Cupitt’s we have plenty of opportunity to capture energy and put it back into the soils; ensuring all organic matter does not end up in landfill but also benefits the earth. Our team have really embraced our projects in the market garden and waste reduction and the results are something to be proud.
“This award provides more incentive to continue to innovate in this area and be leaders in the field to help combat climate change.”
Cupitt’s began eleven years ago as a winery, restaurant and cellar door. The offering has expanded in the last few years to also include a micro- brewery and cheese making facility.