Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland – all the winners!

The Chedi Andermatt won the prestigious Grand Prix category, presented by Austrian Wine, for best wine list overall in the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland, presented by Austrian Wine. Here are all the winners.

On 12 April, Star Wine List celebrated the best Swiss wine lists during the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Switzerland. The event was live-streamed and led by Star Wine List’s Project Manager Ida Kymmer together with Arvid Rosengren, jury member and Best Sommelier of the World 2016.

”It has been great to see the wide selections, and also get to understand that Swiss wine lists are so diverse. It has been very interesting to go through all the lists, getting to know the producers and regions. What was also unique to me was this emphasis on both half bottles and larger formats like magnum bottles, with great vintage depth” says jury member Raimonds Tomsons about his and the jury’s work.

Local jury member, Gastro Journal's editor Benny Epstein, says:

”I was impressed by the many lists with depth. At the same time, it's nice to see that we’re in some ways leaving the thing of having too large wine lists, and rather focusing on smaller well-curated wine lists.”

Here are the winners in all the five categories:

Categories:

Grand Prix

– The top Swiss wine list overall

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

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

Winner:
The Chedi Andermatt

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Bütique
Einstein
Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Restaurant La Riva
Smith & de Luma
Wystube Isebähnli

Winner:
Restaurant La Riva, Lenzerheide

By The Glass

– Recognizes the best by the glass list

Finalists:
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

Winner:
Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic, Lausanne

Special Jury Prize

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

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

Winner:
Alter Torkel, Jenins

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings

Finalists:
Bauernschänke
Gamper Bar & Restaurant
Klösterli Weincafe
Moment
Verve by Sven
Yeast

Winner:
Yeast, Geneva


JURY
The jury for the event had 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

GLOBAL FINAL
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.

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

Published 12-April-2021
News / Switzerland

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