Nov 14, 2014

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2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards – Nominations Are Open!

Formerly known as the Superior Cellar Awards, the Oregon Wine A-List Awards is being brought back into the spotlight with sponsorship from the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press.  The rebranded Oregon Wine A-List Awards program honors restaurants and restaurant professionals that demonstrate outstanding commitment to advocating and celebrating the quality and diversity of the wines of Oregon.

Oregon Wine A List Awards logo

The Oregon Wine A-List Awards is essential in guiding Oregon wine enthusiasts to restaurants that promote, feature and celebrate the wines of Oregon on their wine lists; in addition to, offering menus and cuisines that are complementary to the great wines of Oregon.

Restaurants, as well as, restaurant wine professionals can be nominated for the award, including both in-state and out-of-state establishments, and anyone can take part in the nomination process.  Simply visit www.oregonwinealist.com and complete the online nomination form by November 30, 2014.

Being awarded with the highly acclaimed A-List is certainly an achievement with great status that many restaurants and restaurant professionals would be thrilled to have, but it takes a special commitment to the wines of Oregon to earn a spot on the Oregon Wine A-List.  In 2015, awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant – This award is given exclusively to notable restaurants that display a distinguished commitment to Oregon wine by featuring a distinctive selection of wines from Oregon on their by-the-bottle and/or by-the-glass wine lists. The Oregon Wine A-List designation will be awarded to as many nominated restaurants as, in the opinion of the judges, meet the qualifications for an A-List Award.
  • Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star Restaurant – Six Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star awards will be given to restaurants that excel at promoting Oregon wine through education as well as integration into their offerings. One Regional Star Restaurant award will be given in each of the following geographies: Portland Metro, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Columbia Gorge, Oregon Coast/Central Oregon, and National/International.
  • Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant of the Year – The prestigious 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant of the Year Award will be presented to one restaurant, regardless of location, that has demonstrated a singular devotion to promoting, advocating, and celebrating Oregon wine.
  • Oregon Wine A-List Regional Sommelier of the Year – Six individual restaurant sommeliers or wine directors, one from each region listed above, will be recognized for their personal commitment to featuring Oregon wines and educating their customers on the quality and diversity of the wines from Oregon.
  • Oregon Wine A-List Sommelier of the Year – This coveted award will be given to the single restaurant wine professional, regardless of location, who has excelled at developing creative and innovative ways to integrate Oregon wines into their restaurant’s offerings and share their personal passion for Oregon wines with their clientele.

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Winners of the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards will be announced on February 24, 2015 at an awards dinner held during the Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland.

Nominate your favorites before November 30! www.oregonwinealist.com