The Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press are happy to announce the 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant Award winners. This year 41 new restaurants were added to the list, making a grand total of 112 restaurants from 12 states and three countries. Fourteen Oregon Wine A-List restaurants received the Regional Spotlight award for their extraordinary commitment to crafting extensive Oregon wine lists; most of the Regional Spotlight award winners typically dedicate 30-40% or more of their wine list solely to Oregon wines. The Wine Program of the Year winner, selected from among the Regional Spotlight winners, will be revealed on Feb. 24 at the Oregon Wine Symposium Industry Awards Luncheon. This final award will recognize a restaurant and its wine buyer who has gone above and beyond to support and promote Oregon wines on their wine list.
Thank you to all the industry members who submitted restaurant nominations last 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 2017 consideration. If you’d like to be on the 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Awards Selection Committee, contact Christina DeArment.