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.

About The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is an AAA Five Diamond award-winning property offering more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with views of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Guests of The Lodge can take advantage of the near-perfect weather while hiking in the Torrey Pines State Reserve, golfing on Torrey Pines Golf Course or relaxing at the spa. The Lodge pays tribute to the California Craftsman movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene’s famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms and suites, a 9,500-squarefoot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is owned and operated by Evans Hotels and is in proximity to the San Diego International Airport, downtown San Diego and downtown La Jolla. The Lodge is located 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037. For reservations, call (858) 453-4420.