MULTI-talented Tasmanian winemaker Rebecca Duffy, of Holm Oak Wines, has been recognised for her services to primary industry, winning the Tasmanian Rural Women’s Award. Conducted by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), the award recognises the contribution of women to primary industry and rural communities. With her $10,000 award, Duffy, who is also the secretary of the Tamar Valley Wine Route group, plans a cellar door study tour across Australia, the US and South Africa. “A lot of cellar door tastings in Australia represent standard tastings,” she says. “We want to create something different and compelling to give people a reason to visit us,” explained the winner.