A.R. Valentien Earns Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2016
The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Signature Restaurant Recognized Among Winners as a Top Destination for Wine Lovers
La Jolla, California (August 2016)—A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.
“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category.
A.R. Valentien has won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August 2016 issue and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com, where visitors can search for and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants.