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2015 Oregon Wine A-List Award-Winning Restaurants Revealed
PORTLAND, OREGON (January 6, 2015) — The Oregon Wine Board, in association with Oregon Wine Press, has revealed the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Award-winning restaurants. The Oregon Wine A-List Awards pay tribute to restaurants that display a superior commitment to presenting and promoting the diverse wines of Oregon.
“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants, both in-state and outside of Oregon, that promote and feature Oregon wines in concert with their menus and cuisines,” said Ellen Brittan, Oregon Wine Board chairwoman. “We’re very proud of each A-List Award winner’s commitment to Oregon wines.”
The 2015 Oregon Wine A-List, organized into seven geographic regions, can be found in the Oregon Wine Almanac, an annual publication of the Oregon Wine Press, online at oregonwinealist.com, and listed below.
“We received a great many nominations for restaurants that go out of their way to feature Oregon wines,” said Hilary Berg, Oregon Wine Press editor. “It’s heartening to realize how many fine dining establishments appreciate the food affinity of Oregon wines.”
Each A-List restaurant is also eligible to win a prestigious Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star Award as 2015’s most outstanding restaurant supporter of Oregon wine within its region. From among the Regional Stars, a single restaurant will be named the Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant of the Year.
The Regional Star Award winners and the Restaurant of the Year will be announced at the Oregon Wine Industry Awards Dinner at the Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland on Feb. 24, 2015. The Oregon Wine A-List Sommelier of the Year will also be announced at that time.The dinner and awards presentation will be emceed by Doug Frost, MS, MW. Tickets for the Awards Dinner may be purchased by visiting symposium.oregonwine.org.
All nominated restaurants were carefully reviewed by a select committee of Oregon wine industry professionals. Nominees were evaluated, and winners chosen, on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, the proportion of Oregon wines on their list, diverse representation of Oregon wine varieties and geographic regions, graphic prominence of Oregon wines on the list, and the restaurant’s commitment to events and promotions that feature Oregon wines.
Oregon Wine A-List Award Winners
(in alphabetical order within region)
The Bent Brick
Davis Street Tavern
The Farm Café
Portland City Grill
Salty’s on the Columbia
1910 Main Bistro
The Blue Goat
Joel Palmer House
JORY at the Allison
Five 0 Three
Nick’s Italian Café
Red Hills Provincial Dining
Simon’s at the Columbia Gorge Hotel
Coast and Central Oregon
The Bay House
The Gallery at Bandon Dunes
Rogue Regency Grill
Artist Point (Orlando, FL)
Bern’s Steakhouse (Tampa, FL)
Bilbo Baggins (Alexandria, VA)
The Herbfarm (Woodinville, WA)
Twisted Cork (Omaha, NE)
Oregon Bar & Grill (Tokyo, Japan)
Norda Bar & Grill (Göteborg, Sweden)
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 www.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.