Award Wining Wine Lists at Walt Disney World

Wine Spectator's 2012 Restaurant Wine List Awards has just been released and once again has a strong showing from many Walt Disney World Resort eateries! If you enjoy a good wine pairing to accentuate your dinner and are looking for a place to eat on your next Disney vacation, be sure to stop by and order from these prized wine lists.

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With three levels in it's program the magazine identifies restaurants that put forth significant effort to highlight their wines as well as their unique cuisine. Once, again several of Disney's Signature dining experiences have put for fantastic wine lists that have earned them a place on this extraordinary list.

The "Award of Excellence" is the basic award, for restaurant wine lists that offer a well-chosen selection and a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Benchmarks that must be met in order to achieve this distinctions include a thoughtful mix of top producers, adequate size, accurate presentation, fair prices and corkage. Portobello Yacht Club & Artists Point who both earned the Award of Excellence in 2011 are missing from the 2012 list of honorees. However we were especially excited to see Jiko added to the list of 2012 winners.

2012 Disney eateries that have achieved the Award of Excellence are:

Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best Of Award of Excellence" is second-tier award which offers special recognition to those distinct restaurants that even exceed the standards Award of Excellence requirements. These eateries offer wine lists which display over 400 wines with a vintage depth or excellent breadth across several regions.

2012 Disney eateries that have achieved the Best of Award of Excellence are:

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The full "list of restaurants that wine lovers need to know" with locations across the country will be published in the August 31, 2012 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine but you can search their database online now.

If you're a wine lover on your way to WDW, be sure to stop by one of these fabulous Disney Restaurants and discover what makes them winners! Do you already have a favorite spot to buy a glass of wine in Disney? Leave a comment and let us know where you go for some great wine!


Dana wrote on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 20:26:

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My favorite wine spot is and always has been California Grill. I find their list to be extensive, the sommeliers to be very well educated, and I always have a fabulous glass while I'm there with obviously a fabulous view to match!

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:48:

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I couldn't agree more Dana!

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