The best California wine lists in Norway 2023

Here is the guide to the best spots in Norway to drink wines from California. These venues were all finalists in Star Wine List of the Year Norway 2023, presented by DAOU. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

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  2. Phone: +47 56 53 10 00

    Address: Uttrågata 3, Voss

    Best Cider List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Park Hotel Vossevangen is not a place visited for its convenient access – it is a place worth traveling for. Located in a village in the Western part of Norway, at least the road trip from Bergen can be spectacular. At Park Hotel Vossevangen it is possible to attend tastings in the wine cellar or try their restaurant Elysée which offers a classic menu.

  3. Phone: +47 464 33 555

    Address: Elisenbergveien 19, Frogner, Oslo

    California Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by DAOU, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Brasserie Ouest is located in the quiet and distinguished Frogner area in the western part of Oslo. In the classic French brasserie surroundings you can enjoy a classic menu with a good selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. The wine list mirrors the French cuisine and covers a wide range of France's classic regions, but allows for other regions from Europe and the new world to pair with everything from frog legs, oysters, charcuterie and more substantial dishes like steak tartare or bouillabaisse.

  4. Phone: +47 73 800 805

    Address: Dronningens gate 5, Trondheim

    Best Long List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Speilsalen received its first Michelin star after being open for only ten months. Situated in the Britannia Hotel, this restaurant boasts all the historical splendour of its location and really brings your thoughts towards the grand dining rooms in central Europe, with gilded ceilings, chandeliers and a deeply committed team of young professionals. The menu concept is simple as there is only one; the Full Experience, and with a service team striving for perfection, you can expect a well-rehearsed gastronomic ballet. All the dishes are meticulously prepared and packed with flavour in a genero...

  5. Phone: +47 981 82 000

    Address: Karl Johans gate 31, Oslo

    Best Long List of the Year Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Oslo’s legendary Grand Café & Vinkjeller is located in Grand Hotel next to the city’s main street, Karl Johan. The wine bar downstairs offers a selection of finger food and small plates and among the 16000 bottles and 1500 labels, there should be something for all wine lovers. All main regions are covered on Grand Café & Vinkjeller’s wine list which is a textbook in classical wines. Every day there is also a selection of wines by the glass in this perfect hideaway from busy everyday life.

  6. Phone: +47 21 60 01 01

    Address: Maridalsveien 15a, Oslo

    Sustainable Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Wieninger & Hajszan Neumann, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    Kontrast is located in the culinary area of Vulkan which used to be an industrial area by the Akerselva river. The Michelin starred restaurant offers the best produce of the season in both tasting menus and a la carte with beautiful presentations. If you choose one of the wine pairing menus you might be surprised by the modern touch to it, but Kontrast’s wine list is also worth a serious study before you dig in.

  7. Phone: +47 974 32 020

    Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 60a, Oslo

    California Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by DAOU, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2023

    When Vinoteket opened in 2018, it gained instant fame for three things: the ridiculously low-priced wine list, the innovative pizzas and the fact that former European Sommelier Championship winner Robert Lie was general manager. Today the wine prices are a bit more normal (albeit still cheap), the pizzas are as good as ever,​ and the wine list continues to evolve and grow. While the combination of great pizza and a kick-ass wine list has been seen before, it's unusual to find such a relaxed and friendly venue in an area of Oslo known just as much for its poor taste as it's wealth and lavish sp...