The Vineyard at Stockcross has the best German list in the UK

The team at Vineyard at Stockcross. (Photo: Thomas Skovsende)

The Vineyard at Stockcross in Newbury has the best wine list with German wines in the UK. The venue won the category Best German Wine List, presented by Wines of Germany in UK Wine List of the Year 2022.

"We were so happy last year winning two prizes and this year, wow, three prizes, that is really an honor which I can only say belongs to a tremendous team effort. Even if I am the one who select the wines, it is the team that sells them and also my next in command Marie Clotilde deserves a mentioning here,” says Romain Bourger, wine director at The Vineyard at Stockcross.

The Vineyard at Stockcross also won the two other UK Categories, Best California Wine List and Best New Zealand Wine List.

"The list at Vineyard at Stockcross goes deep, even in the unexpected corners of German wine (check out the selection of reds!). There's plenty of ready to drink mature vintages from the benchmark producers at affordable prices," says jury member Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier of the World 2016, about the winning wine list.

The winners in UK Wine List of the Year 2022 were revealed during a live event in London on Feb. 21, co-hosted by Star Wine List and The Buyer.

Here are the silver medalists in the German category:
Chez Bruce, London
Core by Clare Smyth, London
Noble Rot, London
Noble Rot Soho, London
Pollen Street Social, London

Arvid Rosengren, one of the judges in our top sommelier jury.

The jury for the event was filled with top sommelier and wine names:
• Ruth Spivey, sommelier, writer, Star Wine List UK ambassador
• Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021
• Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier of the World 2016
• Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2017
• Rajat Parr, sommelier, winemaker, author

Star Wine List of the Year started in the Nordics back in 2018, to celebrate the great wine lists and the teams behind them. Last year, our first international tour went to 10 markets in Asia and Europe. During the second tour of Star Wine List of the Year, we have so far visited Finland, Denmark, Australia and Norway.

Apart from the honour and the gold certificates, winners of the international categories are qualified to the International Final of Star Wine List of the Year in June 2022.

Read more about how we judge UK Wine List of the Year.

Published 21-February-2022
News / UK

Presented by Wines of Germany

Wines of Germany is the marketing arm of the Deutsches Weininstitut, creating greater awareness for German wine with the trade, press and consumers.

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