PORTLAND, Jan. 4, 2016— The winners of the 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Awards were announced today by the Oregon Wine Board and the Oregon Wine Press. The program was expanded to recognize 112 restaurants from around the world that display enthusiasm for Oregon wine and a deep appreciation of the diverse regions, varieties and producers of Oregon.

“It’s exciting to see the list grow by more than 50% this year,” said Hilary Berg, Oregon Wine Press editor. “The increased number of restaurants from outside Oregon is evidence that restaurant professionals and diners throughout the world are discovering the excellence and food-friendliness of the wines made here in Oregon.”

Of the 112 restaurants, 14 have been honored with the 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Regional Spotlight award. The special designation recognizes a select set of restaurants each year whose wine lists set a standard of excellence for an Oregon wine restaurant program. The 2016 winners typically dedicate more than 30% of their wine offerings to Oregon wine from a diverse collection of AVAs around the state, thoughtfully organized in a way to educate and help consumers navigate.

The winner of the prestigious 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Wine Program of the Year will be chosen from the Regional Spotlight winners and will be announced at the Oregon Wine Symposium on Feb. 24 in Portland during the Industry Awards Luncheon. Tickets for the Oregon Wine Symposium can be purchased at symposium.oregonwine.org.

“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards allow us to recognize the restaurants here in Oregon and around the world that support our celebrated wineries,” said David Beck, Oregon Wine Board chairman. “We are proud to honor each of the winners whose wine lists bring the beauty of Oregon terroir to their clientele.”

 Oregon Wine A-List Award nominations are open to the Oregon wine industry, distributors and the public throughout the year at oregonwinealist.com. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of Oregon wine industry professionals.

 The 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Award winners, organized into nine geographic regions, can be found online at oregonwinealist.com and listed below.

 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Award Winners
(Listed in alphabetical order within region)
(*2016 Regional Spotlight Winners, **2015 Restaurant of the Year)

Central Oregon
900 Wall
Ariana Restaurant
Greg’s Grill
Sunriver Resort*
Zydeco Kitchen

Columbia Gorge
Celilo Restaurant and Bar*
Riverside
Simon’s at the Columbia Gorge Hotel
Solstice Wood Fire Café
Timberline Lodge

Oregon Coast
The Bay House*
Bridgewater Bistro
The Gallery at Bandon Dunes
Redfish
Restaurant Beck
Stephanie Inn Dining Room
Tidal Raves Seafood Grill*

Portland Metro
Allium
The Bent Brick
Bluehour
Cooper’s Hall
Crowne Plaza/Palm Garden Restaurant
Davis Street Tavern
El Gaucho Portland
Five-0-Three
Five Spice
The Heathman*
Higgins
Imperial
Jake’s Famous Crawfish
Jo Bar and Rotisserie
Laurelhurst Market
Meriwether’s
Muselet Restaurant
Ned Ludd
Nostrana
¡Oba! Restaurante
Paley’s Place
Park Kitchen
Portland City Grill
Raven & Rose*
RingSide Steakhouse*
Roots Restaurant
Salty’s on the Columbia
St. Jack
Tasty n Sons
Urban Farmer
Veritable Quandary

Southern Oregon
Alchemy Restaurant at The Winchester Inn
Bella Union
Jacksonville Inn*
Kaleidoscope Pizza
Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine (Medford)
Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine (Ashland)
The Peerless Restaurant
Pomodori
Prospect Historic Hotel
Rogue Regency Inn Grill
Smithfields Restaurant
The Steamboat Inn*

Willamette Valley
1847 Bar & Grill
Babica Hen Café *
The Barberry & 1882 Grille
Bentley’s Grill
Bistro Maison
The Blue Goat
The Dundee Bistro
The Joel Palmer House**
JORY Restaurant at The Allison*
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
Marché
Nick’s Italian Café
Orupa
Our Daily Bread
The Painted Lady
RecipeA Neighborhood Kitchen
Red Hills Provincial Dining
Ruddick/Wood
Silver Grille
Subterra– A Wine Cellar Restaurant
Sybaris bistro
Thistle
Tina’s

Washington State
Canlis (Seattle, WA)
The Herbfarm* (Woodinville, WA)
RN74 (Seattle, WA)
Terra Plata (Seattle, WA)
Whale Wins (Seattle, WA)
Willows Inn (Lummi Island, WA)

National
Artist Point (Orlando, FL)
Bern’s Steak House (Tampa, FL)
Bilbo Baggins* (Alexandria, VA)
Blood & Sand (St. Louis, MO)
Boarding House (Chicago, IL)
Canoe (Atlanta, GA)
City Winery (Chicago, IL)
Delmonico Steakhouse (Las Vegas, NV)
The Dutch (New York, NY)
Eiffel Tower Restaurant (Las Vegas, NV)
Farallon (San Francisco, CA)
Gallery & Garden (Birmingham, AL)
Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY)
Grill 23 (Boston, MA)
L’Espalier (Boston, MA)
Prospect Restaurant (San Francisco, CA)
Salt 88 (Omaha, NE)
Sonnenalp (Vail, CO)
Twisted Cork Bistro (Omaha, NE)

International
Clarion Hotels Post Norda Bar & Grill (Göteborg, Sweden)
Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant (Göteborg, Sweden)
The Oregon Bar & Grill (Tokyo, Japan)
Soyokaze* (Tokyo, Japan)

About Oregon Wine Press

Oregon Wine Press is a monthly consumer publication dedicated to Oregon wine, Pinot noir, food, vineyards, winemakers, and insider-industry happenings. Established in 1984, OWP was acquired and re-imagined in 2006 by the News-Register Publishing Co., which is located in the heart of Oregon wine country, McMinnville, Oregon. Visit oregonwinepress.com

 About the Oregon Wine Board

The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Visit oregonwine.org.

Contacts:

Oregon Wine Board                                              Oregon Wine Press
Jess Willey                                              Hilary Berg
jessica@oregonwine.com                                 hberg@oregonwinepress.com
503.228.8336                                                         503.687.1266