Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland 2021 – all the finalists!

On 12 April 2021, Star Wine List will award the best wine lists in Switzerland during an online live event. The jury is done deliberating – here are all the finalists!

After seven stops in Europe and Asia, Star Wine List’s journey to celebrate great wine lists and the teams behind them continues. On 12 April, it is time for the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland. The competition is presented in partnership with Austrian Wine, and with website and sommelier community Kalk & Kegel as our media partner.

Date: 12 April 2021
Time: 15.00
on Facebook live.
Star Wine List of the Year is usually presented live, but this year it will be an online event.


Grand Prix

– The top Swiss wine list overall

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Cheval Blanc, Les Trois Rois
Maison Manesse
Restaurant au Premier at Hotel Ochsen
Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic
The Chedi Andermatt
Wystube Isebähnli

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Restaurant La Riva
Smith & de Luma
Wystube Isebähnli

By The Glass

– Recognizes the best by the glass list

Chez Bacchus
Jack’s Brasserie
Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic
Restaurant Le Chat Botté, at Hotel Beau Rivage
The Chedi Andermatt
The Restaurant at The Dolder Grand

Special Jury Prize

– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.

Alter Torkel
Château de Villa
Glion/Le Bellevue
Osteria della Bottega

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings

Gamper Bar & Restaurant
Klösterli Weincafe
Verve by Sven

The jury for the event will have four members from of our international top sommelier panel:
Arvid Rosengren, 2016 Best Sommelier of the World
Pascaline Lepeltier, 2018 Best Sommelier of France
Raimonds Tomsons, 2017 Best Sommelier of Europe
Paz Levinson, Best Sommelier of Argentina and the Americas

And as local wine professionals:
Benny Epstein, Gastro Journal's editor, Zurich
Réza Nahaboo, 2016 Best Sommelier of Switzerland, Montreux

Interested in how we judge Star Wine List of the Year? Read this article!

The Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland winners will qualify for the Global Star Wine List of the Year, in partnership with Austrian Wine. It will be held online on 31 May this year. The winners of the Austrian Wine List category also win an all-inclusive trip to Vienna and VieVinum in 2022.

Published 01-April-2021
News / Switzerland

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