Program recognizes restaurants that feature a diversity of Oregon wines, varieties and regions
The Wine Program of the Year winner sets a standard of excellence for an Oregon wine restaurant program with its depth and breadth of Oregon selections, participation in Oregon Wine Month, and educational opportunities for staff and clientele alike. City Winery exemplifies these qualifiers as it has a well-curated, diverse selection of producers and both traditional and uncommon varieties of Oregon wines. They also host numerous Oregon wine events and make a house wine from Oregon grapes, which helps to increase visibility of the state on their house wine list, all done on a large scale.
As well as one Wine Program of the Year winner, there are 129 restaurants on the 2018 Oregon Wine A-List, spanning from Portland to New York City and Stockholm to Tokyo. The nomination window was open to the public from January to October, and all nominations were evaluated on the criteria of Oregon-based restaurants offering customers at least 30% of their wines or 30 producers from Oregon, and restaurants outside of Oregon having wine lists with 10 producers or 10% of the total list comprised of Oregon wines.
Thank you to all the industry members who submitted restaurant nominations in the fall. Please note: There are restaurants across Oregon, the U.S. and the world that should be on this list that the selection committee was not able to connect with or simply did not know about. The Oregon Wine A-List nomination form is open year round so if there’s a restaurant you’d like to see on the list, submit a nomination for 2019 consideration.