CUPITT’S WIN HOSPITALITY AWARD AT ILLAWARRA BUSINESS AWARDS!22 October 2019 – posted in: Winery, Craft Ales, Restaurant

Libby Cupitt Winner IBC Awards

Cupitt’s were successful at the 2019 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards held on Friday 18th October at WIN Entertainment Centre. 

Cupitt’s took out the prize for Excellence in Hospitality and Retail and was a finalist in the Excellence in Sustainability category. Over 650 people attended the Illawarra Business Awards, and the Chamber was celebrating 25 years of the Awards. 

Customer Experience Manager Libby Cupitt said in her acceptance speech ‘We are over the moon to win this award and have the opportunity to shine a light on the Shoalhaven within the greater Illawarra region. Hospitality is at the very core of our business so it is great to be recognised in this category.’

This award 100% belongs to our team who are not only so professional in their jobs but really understand the true nature of hospitality providing great experiences and are genuinely friendly, kind and caring. A huge thank you has to go to our team of Chefs, who tirelessly create beautiful dishes every season with amazing produce from the garden and local suppliers. Also thanks to our front of house, reservations, and cellar door team who look after our guests and give them a wonderful customer service every time. To the cheesemakers, winemakers and brewers who make such quality products for our customers. There is a big team behind Cupitt’s and we appreciate everyone’s input.’ 

This is the second year Cupitt’s has participated in the  Illawarra Business Awards this year, last year receiving the Excellence in Tourism award.  Cupitt’s was not the only win for the Shoalhaven Region J&T Dale Plumbing won the Excellence in Small Business Category, Mt Hay Retreat won the MicroBusiness category and Flagstaff Group won Excellence in Social Enterprise. 

Cupitt’s has also been announced as finalists in the Excellence in Food Tourism category at NSW Tourism Awards. Last year Cupitt’s took out Gold in Winery category and entered the Hall of Fame. They were also Gold winners in the Food Tourism category. “Fingers crossed we can bring home Gold again this year.”

Winners will be announced at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards Presentation Night on Thursday 14 November at Four Seasons in Sydney. For further information about the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards, please visit

Libby Cupitt accepting the Excellence in Hospitality award
Libby Cupitt and James Hogg from IOH who sponsored the Award