Six restaurants in downtown McMinnville were among worldwide recipients who received the award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – This week, Oregon Wine Press and the Oregon Wine Board announced the winners of the 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Award. Included on this prestigious list were six restaurants from McMinnville, Oregon: Bistro Maison, Thistle, Nick’s Italian Cafe, La Rambla, 1882 Grille, and The Barberry.
Oregon Wine A-List Awards-winning restaurants dedicate a significant portion of their wine lists to Oregon wines, while Regional Spotlight winners include a diversity of regions and varieties. The Wine Program of the Year winner sets a standard of excellence for an Oregon wine restaurant program with its depth and breadth of Oregon selections, participation in Oregon Wine Month, and educational opportunities for staff and clientele alike.
“Our wine industry would not be where it is today without the support of the restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine buyers and service staff who all act as our frontline ambassadors on a nightly basis,” said Michelle Kaufmann, communications manager for the Oregon Wine Board. “This program allows us to celebrate these esteemed restaurants around the world are showcasing just how food-friendly Oregon wines are.”
The 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Award winners can be found online at oregonwinealist.com.
Known as the “Heart of Oregon Wine Country,” McMinnville is world famous for both its viticulture and artisan dining experiences. McMinnville makes a great family-friendly getaway also, from exploring the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Air Museum to tubing down a waterslide coming out of a 747 jumbo jet at the museum’s water park.
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About Visit McMinnville
In 2014, the McMinnville City Council started laying the groundwork to establish McMinnville as a world-class tourism destination. Council members created a funding source and a leadership panel to design a plan promoting tourism as a primary pillar of the city’s long-term economic development strategy. After nearly two years of research and collaboration from the panel, the City Council approved the formation of Visit McMinnville. The organization is a full-service marketing group dedicated to enhancing McMinnville’s economy through the promotion of tourism. Visit McMinnville has created marketing projects, programs and service plans that it intends to implement in the coming year to achieve economic growth and prosperity for all city residents.