2017 Excellence in Tourism Awards

Visit Winona gave its Excellence in Tourism by an Organization award to Garvin Heights Vineyards, and to Clarence Russell of the Trester Trolley for Excellence in Tourism by an Individual.

“Garvin Heights owners Marv and Linda Seppenan are celebrating their 10th season in 2017 and have put Winona on the map through their active membership in the Great River Road Wine Trail. Their presence has helped foraged a path for additional local wineries and breweries to stake a claim in the Winona region,” Mutter said. “And in choosing an individual who is an ambassador for tourism in the Winona region, Clarence Russell of the Trester Trolley is an obvious choice. His enthusiasm for Winona is clear, as is his dedication to informing and delighting visitors on his city-wide tours.”