The Vineyard at Stockcross has the Best California Wine List in the UK

The team of The Vineyard at Stockcross with the award for Best California List.
Andreas Grube
Published 04-March-2024
News / UK

Travelling to the UK and looking for some amazing wines from California? Then you should plan a stop at The Vineyard at Stockcross in Newbury. The venue won a Gold Star in the category Best California Wine List when Star Wine List and The Buyer celebrated the best wine lists in London and the teams behind them for the fourth time on March 4. The category was presented by Louis M. Martini.

This is the fourth time in a row that The Vineyard at Stockcross wins the California category. In 2022 and 2021 they also won German Wine List of the Year, and in 2022 New Zealand Wine List of the Year.

The Vineyard at Stockcross.

The Silver Star winners in the California category were:
Claridge's Restaurant, London
Core by Clare Smyth, London
Dovetale, London
The Clove Club, 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. The Vineyard at Stockcross 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 jury of our fourth UK awards was filled with sommelier champions:

The jury panel.

• 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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Louis M. Martini

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