Hard work earns Stapleton rising star award

“Growing their tourist facility and encouraging the training of young people in the hospitality industry are two of the passions of this year’s Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Rising Star recipient Belinda Stapleton.

Belinda is the managing director of Spicers Vineyards Estate, Pokolbin, a ­luxury 12-room guesthouse that also operates a 50-seat restaurant and day spa.

She works alongside her husband chef Mark Stapleton who, together with ­business partners Jude and Graham Turner, have owned the 25-acre property on Hermitage Road for the past six years.”

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