A-LIST ABOUTChristina DeArment
ABOUT THE OREGON WINE A-LIST AWARDS
Oregon Wine A-List Awards recognize restaurants across the world displaying enthusiasm for Oregon wine and a deep appreciation of the diverse regions, varietals and producers of Oregon.
The Oregon Wine A-List Program offers four award designations:
A-List Award restaurants boast wine lists that have a significant presence of Oregon wine, typically representing a variety of styles and producers, with the listing clearly designating the wine’s Oregon origin.
A-List Oregon Star is the second tier award. An Oregon Star is given to restaurants that have exceeded the expectations of an A-List Awarded restaurant. Oregon Stars typically devote 30% or more of their wine lists to Oregon wine from more than two of the five major growing regions in Oregon, made from a diversity of varietals, often with the listing clearly designating the wine’s AVA origin.
A-List Restaurant of the Year is the highest honor awarded to a different restaurant each year with a wine list displaying a passionate devotion to Oregon wine. Wine lists from these restaurants not only display a commitment to Oregon wine, but also in representing the regional diversity across the state. These restaurants typically meet the qualifications of an Oregon Star and go beyond with a deep selection of allocated wine, vintage verticals, impressive regional diversity and/or staff education.
A-List Wine Director of the Year is an award presented to a restaurant wine buyer who has excelled at developing creative and innovative ways to integrate Oregon wines into their restaurant’s wine list. This individual shares their passion for Oregon wine through the education of their staff, clientele and community. Any restaurant wine buyer qualifies for this award, not only those with the title “Wine Director.”
The Oregon Wine A-List Awards evaluate wine lists, not the service or food quality of a restaurant. If you have any comments regarding your experience at one of the award-winning restaurants we would like to hear about it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon Wine A-List Awards is a partnership between Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine.