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World’s Best Wine Lists 2022: Regional Category Awards winners revealed

By David Williams |  August 3 2022

World's best wine lists 2022
Qunu at the Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, winner of two Middle East & Africa category awards. Photography courtesy of Qunu at the Saxon Hotel

The World of Fine Wine is proud to announce the winners of the World’s Best Wine Lists 2022  Regional Category Awards.

The winners were chosen as the best establishments in 18 categories in each of six regions: Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, and South & Central America and the Caribbean.

The regional winners in each category will now go on to compete for the Global Category Awards, which will be announced on September 12, 2022, at an awards ceremony at London’s Glaziers Hall.

“We are very proud of this year’s selection of regional winners, which is a who’s who of the world’s best restaurant, bar, and hotel wine lists—a genuinely global distribution of exciting places to find fine wine,” said the chairman of the World’s Best Wine Lists awards and editor of The World of Fine Wine, Neil Beckett.

“The judging panel is greatly looking forward to the difficult but rewarding task of selecting our global winners from these very competitive shortlists.”

The World’s Best Wine Lists is a global awards program created in 2014 by the multi-award-winning publication The World of Fine Wine.

Judged according to a rigorous protocol by independent, international panels of leading professionals, including World Champion Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and highly respected wine writers, it is the first awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selection—regardless of size—in the modern dining experience all round the world.

You can register to attend the awards ceremony at Glaziers Hall, London, on September 12, 2022, by following this link

World’s Best Wine Lists 2022 Regional Category Awards

Best By-The-Glass Wine List (with Coravin®)

Mesa, Macau—Asia

sketch – Lecture Room & Library, London, UK—Europe

Qunu at the Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Wine Bar George, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA—North America

Ajualä, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best By-The-Glass Wine List (without Coravin®)

Jaan, Singapore—Asia

Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia—Australasia

Core by Clare Smyth, London, UK—Europe

Amazonico Dubai, Dubai, UAE—Middle East and Africa

Temperance Wine Bar, New York City—North America

 

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List

Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China—Asia

Jonah’s, Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Domaine Les Crayères, Reims, France—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar, Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius— Middle East and Africa

Effervescence Bubbles & Bites, New Orleans, Louisiana—North America

Grand Old House, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Designed Wine List

Mesa, Macau—Asia

Hopgoods, Nelson, New Zealand—Australasia

House of Tides, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK—Europe

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE—Middle East and Africa

Lazy Bear, San Francisco, California USA—North America

Astrid & Gastón, Lima, Peru—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List

Guincho a Galera, Macau—Asia

Aria Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Atrio, Cáceres, Spain—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar, Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, Florida, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Hotel Wine List

Guincho a Galera, Macau—Asia

Jonah’s, Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Bar au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar, Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Long Wine List (more than 500 wines)

Guincho a Galera, Macau—Asia

Jonah’s, Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Tantris, Munich, Germany—Europe

Qunu at the Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, California, USA—North America

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, Nassau, Bahamas—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Medium-Size Wine List (fewer than 500 wines)

Duddell’s, Hong Kong, China—Asia

Mayfair Lane Pub & Dining Room, Perth, Western Australia, Australia—Australasia

Mash Åarhus, Åarhus, Denmark—Europe

Clap, Dubai, UAE—Middle East and Africa

Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, Colorado, USA—North America

Astrid & Gastón, Lima, Peru—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Micro Wine List (fewer than 100 wines / no more than four printed pages)

American Bar & Grill, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan—Asia

Firedoor Restaurant, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

The White Swan, Shawell, Leicestershire, UK—Europe

Hotel Montefiore, Tell Aviv-Yafo, Israel—Middle East and Africa

Nopa, San Francisco, California, USA—North America

La Niña, Lima, Peru—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best New Wine List (opened after January 2019)

ëlgr restaurant, Cape town, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Wit and Wisdom Sonoma, Sonoma, California, USA—North America

 

Best Regional Wine List (in the region)

Hajime, Osaka, Japan—Asia

Bennelong, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy—Europe

Priva Lounge, Pretoria, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Press Restaurant, St Helena, California, USA—North America

K’u’uk, Mérida, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Regional Wine List (outside the region)

DNA Spanish Restaurant (for Spanish wines), Taiwan—Asia

Bella Venezia (for Italian wines), Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia—Australasia

Matteo’s at Annabel’s (for Italian wines), London, UK—Europe

Archipel Wine Cellar (for French wines), Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius—Middle East and Africa

Acanto (for Italian wines), Chicago, Illinois, USA—North America

 

Best Sake List (outside Japan)

Saké, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Clap, Dubai, UAE—Middle East and Africa

SingleThread Farms & Restaurant, Healdsburg, California, USA—North America

 

Best Short Wine List (fewer than 200 wines)

Restaurant Koke, Kyoto-fu, Japan—Asia

Folii, Stockholm, Sweden—Europe

The Chef’s Table, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

The Bristol, Chicago, Illinois, USA—North America

 

Best Spirits List

CHOP Steakhouse, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan—Asia

Charred Kitchen and Bar, Orange, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

Boisdale of Belgravia, London, UK—Europe

Priva Lounge, Pretoria, South Africa—Middle East and Africa

Yolan, Nashville, Tennessee, USA—North America

Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico—South & Central America and the Caribbean

 

Best Value Wine List

The winner will be announced at the Gobal Winners’ awards ceremony on September 12, 2022

 

Best Wine Bar List

Chinois, Shibuya, Tokyo—Asia

VIN Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway—Europe

Brut, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel—Middle East and Africa

Wine Bar George, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA—North America

 

Most Original Wine List

Charley Noble, Wellington, New Zealand—Australasia

Tasca d’Almerita – Capofaro Estate, Salina, Italy—Europe

Pastel, Tel Aviv, Israel—Middle East and Africa

Contento Restaurant, New York City, USA—North America

 

The World’s Best Wine Lists 2022: Sponsors and partners

The World’s Best Wine Lists 2022 would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners.

World's Best Wine Lists

Headline sponsor

Gaggeneau

Sponsors

Gusbourne, Taylor’s Port, Altaïr, Familia Torres, Almaviva, Remírez de Ganuza, Philipponnat, Bouza

Partners

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