Newcomer Wines has UK’s Best Austrian Wine List

Andreas Grube
Published 04-March-2024
News / UK

On March 4, Star Wine List and The Buyer celebrated the best wine lists in London and the teams behind them for the fourth time. Newcomer Wines in London won the category Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine.

Newcomer Wines took home the award for the second time. Asked what is next for Newcomer Wines, general manager Harry East had this to say:

”I love Star Wine List, and I love supporting Austrian wine. I think we're going to try and expand our menu further, branch out, try and tackle some other countries too. Obviously, Austria is always going to be at our heart and core, but it's always nice to see what the rest of the world is doing too.”

Jury member Rajat Parr was full of praise for this year's winner.

”A comprehensive look at the natural wine scene in Austria. Very impressive line up!” said jury member Rajat Parr.

Newcomer Wines, London.

UK is included to our 2023-2024 International tour, and this was the fourth time we were running it in UK, in partnership with The Buyer. Newcomer Wines will now qualify for our International Final in June 2024, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents.

The Silver Star winners in the Austrian category were:
Chez Bruce, London
Ekstedt at the Yard, London
Moor Hall, Aughton
The Ledbury, London


Our top sommelier jury panel.

The jury of our fourth UK awards was filled with sommelier champions:
• Heidi Mäkinen MW
• Piotr Pietras MS
• Julie Dupouy-Young
• Federico Moccia
• Raj Parr

Categories and criteria

Star Wine List judges the wine lists in several categories such as the Best Sparkling Wine List and Best By the Glass List. These categories are the same across all of the awards. In addition, local categories may be added. We have commercial partners for certain categories, such as the Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine. The commercial partners are, however, never involved in the selections of finalists or winners — that is completely up to our independent jury panel.

The criteria for the jury are straightforward but not simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.

Read about the terms and how Star Wine List judges the wine lists here.

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Austrian Wine

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board is based in Vienna, and is a national service body for the Austrian wine industry. The aim is to strategically support, coordinate and maintain quality and sales.


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