Restaurant Grön has Finland’s Best Austrian Wine List

Michael Tischler-Zimmermann from Austria Wines and Janne Keskevaari from Restaurant Grön. Photo by Teemu Reunila.
Andreas Grube
Published 22-May-2023
News / Finland

On 22 May, Star Wine celebrated the best wine lists in Finland – for the fourth time. Restaurant Grön in Helsinki won the category Best Austrian Wine List, presented by Austrian Wine. Restaurant Grön also won the Sustainable Wine List category.

"The wine list of the winner is giving us Austrian diversity. Bottles from recent vintages to aged wines, the selection is covering all styles of wine made in Austria from sparkling to sweet wine. Great work," says jury member Jan Konetzki of Restaurant Grön's Austrian wine list.

The event was judged by a line-up of exceptional judges: Piotr Pietras MS, Julie Dupouy-Young, Jan Konetzki, and Terhi Oksanen-Alén. (Note: Terhi Oksanen-Alén has not scored venues in the Muru group due to personal connections. This is standard procedure for our awards.)

The jury for Star Wine List of the Year Finland.

The silver medalists in the Austrian category were:

Basbas Kulma, Helsinki
Restaurant Muru, Helsinki
Savoy, Helsinki
Palace, Helsinki
Grape Wine Bar, Helsinki
Sekel Bar & Restaurant, Helsinki

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 so simple: Vote for the most exciting wine list representing the category.

Restaurant Grön is now qualified for our International Final in June, where they will face off with the category winners from other countries and continents, such as South Africa, Australia, UK and Sweden.

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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