Maison Pic

Restaurant, Hotel

Valence, France

Maison Pic Wine List

About Maison Pic

This was one of the best dinner experiences I've had in my life, if not the best. OK, there, I've said it.

Maison Pic is the flagship of the Pic empire, stretching as far away as Singapore and London. The main Maison sits on a Valence street, not far from the Pic, l’épicierie, and Scook, the kitchen utensils shop and kitchen where a group of friends are learning cooking together at the time of our visit. We are clearly in the land of Pic. At the Maison itself, you can turn left and enter the bistro Andre. Or you can turn right and enter Wonderland.

I won't give away any spoilers about the milieu; it's enough to say that you are entering an alternative reality. For a few hours, you'll be in a different world, a better one. Innovative and delicious cuisine. Perfect and warm service, correct but not at all what you might fear from a French three-star. Here the odd Japanese foodie sits a table away from a local family celebration.

The wine list is filled with great wines from both grand and humble appellations. Our sommelier notes that most visitors go for local wines, just like we do, but there is plenty to choose from elsewhere in France and abroad. And with a gift to wine lovers: The prices are very reasonable.

We are already dreaming of going back.

More recommendations

  • An epic list which starts with a wide range of wines, fortified and sakes by the glass. Considering its location the Rhône selection is immense, along with well chosen wines from Switzerland, Greece, Austria and a small but interesting selection from the New World. Overall a delight for any wine lover dining here, says jury member Ronan Sayburn MS about the Grand Prix 2024.

  • As expected for such an iconic French restaurant, a deep and comprehensive list of what France is today, with a great mix of celebrated producers and more up-and-coming talent. But what set the list apart is also is that it is open to the world of beverage; wines of course from all over, but also sake, spirits, tea, coffee, other fermented beverage, non-alcoholic, and more. And what makes is even more meaningful is that it is in tune with the vision of the food. Bravo! says jury member Pascaline Lepeltier, when Maison Pic won gold for Best Long List 2024.

  • A very serious selection of Austrian wines, with some of the top names, both for white and red wines and some mature vintages, says Jeremy Cukierman MW about the gold in Best Austrian Wine List.

  • This venue has an incredibly long list of Rhône wines with various maturity levels and specific origins. The depth of the list allows space for both well established names and newcomers and is a true flagship offering for the whole region, says Heidi Mäkinen MW when Maison Pic won in Best Rhône Wine List.

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Maison Pic other awards

  • 3 Michelin Stars 3 Michelin Stars

Wine team

  • Paz Levinson
    Executive Head Sommelier
  • EG
    Edmond Gasser
    Head Sommelier
  • DP
    Dominique Peretti
    Assistant Head Sommelier
  • EC
    Edwin Cochet
  • AF
    Anne-Laure Flamand
    Commis Sommelier
  • MV
    Mariela Vieytes
    Commis Sommelier

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