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World’s Best Wine Lists 2022: Global winners announced

By David Williams |  September 20 2022

World's Best Wine Lists
The dining room at Domaine Les Crayères. Photography courtesy of Domaine Les Crayères

The World of Fine Wine is pleased to announce the global winners of the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards 2022, with Champagne’s Domaine Les Crayères and NYC’s Eleven Madison Park taking the two top prizes. 

Widely regarded as the finest restaurant in the Champagne region, Domaine Les Crayères became the first French establishment in the history of the prestigious annual awards to take home the top Wine List of the Year prize.

The Reims-based hotel and restaurant, which was also named The World’s Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List, was joined on the podium in London by one of the USA’s most celebrated restaurants, with NYC’s Eleven Madison Park retaining its Best Overall Wine List title in the World’s Best Wine Lists Champions’ League, reserved exclusively for past Wine List of the Year winners.

A double for Guincho a Galera

Macau’s Guincho a Galera also had an excellent night, picking up two awards (World’s Best Long Wine List and World’s Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List), while the USA was once again the dominant country, with wins for Boulder, Colorado’s Frasca Food and Wine (Best Medium-Sized Wine List), NYC’s Temperance Wine Bar (Best By-the-Glass Wine List (without Coravin®), The Turtle Enoteca in Brownwood, Texas (Best-Value Wine List), and Wit and Wisdom (Best New Restaurant Wine List) in the main competition.

American establishments also accounted for three of the five outright Champions’ League category winners, with Portland’s Pix Pâtisserie, Portland (Champions’ League Champagne and Sparkling Wine List of the Year) and The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee (Champions’ League Spirits List of the Year) joining overall winner Eleven Madison Park, while NYC’s Terroir Tribeca shared the Champions’ League By-the-Glass Wine List of the Year with Park Hotel in Vossevangen, Norway.

But this was a night in which the truly international spread of the World’s Best Wine Lists was recognized, too, with well-deserved wins for establishments in Australia, Austria, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

World’s Best Wine Lists: Looking to better times

At the awards presentation in London, Neil Beckett, editor of The World of Fine Wine and chairman of the World’s Best Wine Lists judging panel, acknowledged that this has not been an easy year for restaurants anywhere in the world.

“We are all acutely conscious that it has been another desperately difficult year for the hospitality industry,” Beckett said.

“Covid restrictions have gradually been lifting, but staff shortages and spiralling costs continue to make for a very harsh environment. Our hearts go out to all those in the sector who have struggled and who are still suffering.

“In another year that has seen so many more sad losses, it is all the more inspiring and uplifting to find how many establishments of all kinds have managed to adapt and to survive, and whose wine offerings—representing so much accumulated experience, expertise, promise, pleasure, and value—should help them, and all of us, look forward to better times,” Beckett added.

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.

 

The World’s Best Wine Lists 2022 Global Winners

Wine List of the Year

Domaine Les Crayères, Reims, France

 

Best Long Wine List (more than 500 wines)

Guincho a Galera, Macau—Asia

 

Shortlist

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)

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

 

Shortlist

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

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

 

Best Short Wine List (fewer than 200 wines)

Folii, Stockholm, Sweden—Europe

 

Shortlist

Restaurant Koke, Kyoto-fu, Japan—Asia

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

The Bristol, Chicago, Illinois, USA—North America

 

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

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

 

Shortlist

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

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

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

 

Shortlist

Mesa, Macau—Asia

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®)

Temperance Wine Bar, New York City—North America

 

Shortlist

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

 

Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List

Domaine Les Crayères, Reims, France—Europe

 

Shortlist

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

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

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

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

 

Shortlist

Mesa, Macau—Asia

Hopgoods, Nelson, New Zealand—Australasia

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

 

Shortlist

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

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

 

Shortlist

Guincho a Galera, Macau—Asia

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 New Wine List (opened after January 2019)

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

 

Shortlist

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

 

Best Regional Wine List (in the region)

Antica Bottega del Vino, Verona, Italy—Europe

 

Shortlist

Hajime, Osaka, Japan—Asia

Bennelong, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia—Australasia

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)

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

 

Shortlist

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

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

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

 

Shortlist

Clap, Dubai, UAE—Middle East and Africa

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

 

Best Spirits List

Boisdale of Belgravia, London, UK—Europe

 

Shortlist

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

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

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 Turtle Enoteca LTD, Brownwood, Texas, USA

 

Best Wine Bar List

VIN Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway—Europe

 

Shortlist

Chinois, Shibuya, Tokyo—Asia

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

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

 

Most Original Wine List

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

 

Shortlist

Charley Noble, Wellington, New Zealand—Australasia

Pastel, Tel Aviv, Israel—Middle East and Africa

Contento Restaurant, New York City, USA—North America

 

Best Cruise Line / Ship Wine List

The World, Residences at Sea  

 

World’s Best Wine Lists Champions’ League 2022

The shortlist for all five Champions’ League awards comprises the eight winners of the Wine List of the Year award:

Domaine Les Crayères, Reims, France—Wine List of the Year 2022

Terroir Tribeca, New York, USA—Wine List of the Year 2021

Park Hotel, Vossevangen, Norway—Wine List of the Year 2019

Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, USA—Wine List of the Year 2019

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee, USA—Wine List of the Year 2018

Robuchon au Dôme, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau, China—Wine List of the Year 2016

Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA—Wine List of the Year 2015

Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria—Wine List of the Year 2014

 

Champions’ League Best Overall Wine List 2021

Eleven Madison Park, New York City, USA

 

Champions’ League Best By-the-Glass Wine List

Park Hotel, Vossevangen, Norway / Terroir Tribeca, New York City, USA

 

Champions’ League Champagne & Sparkling Wine List

Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, Oregon, USA

 

Champions’ League Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List

Robuchon au Dôme, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau, China

 

Champions’ League Best Spirits List

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee, USA

 

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.

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Headline sponsor

Gaggeneau

Sponsors

GusbourneTaylor’s PortAltaïrFamilia TorresAlmavivaRemírez de GanuzaPhilipponnat, Pol Roger, Bouza

Partners

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