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Discover Oregon Wines at a 2017 A-List Award-Winning Restaurant

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Program recognizes restaurants that feature a diversity of Oregon wines, varieties and regions

PORTLAND, Jan. 3, 2017 — Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, with locations in Ashland and Medford, Ore., was named the 2017 Wine Program of the Year today by the Oregon Wine Press and the Oregon Wine Board as part of the 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Awards. This program recognizes 124 restaurants around the world that display deep appreciation, enthusiasm and support for Oregon wines as seen in the diversity of regions and varieties on their wine lists.

“In the 11 years that I have been with Larks Restaurant, it has been truly extraordinary to see the progress that the Oregon wine industry has made,” said Ava DeRosier, director of food and beverage at Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine and Neuman Hotels. “Our commitment to showcase Oregon wines has been so gratifying because our staff has the opportunity to continually educate visitors and locals about the amazing things that are happening here. We are wildly passionate about telling the Oregon story through our food, wine and hospitality, and we are honored to be recognized as Restaurant of the Year.”

Oregon Wine A-List Awards-winning restaurants dedicate a significant portion of their wine lists to Oregon wines, while Regional Spotlight winners include a diversity of regions and varieties. The Wine Program of the Year winner sets a standard of excellence for an Oregon wine restaurant program with its depth and breadth of Oregon selections, participation in Oregon Wine Month, and educational opportunities for staff and clientele alike.

“Our wine industry would not be where it is today without the support of the restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine buyers and service staff who all act as our frontline ambassadors on a nightly basis,” said Michelle Kaufmann, communications manager for the Oregon Wine Board. “This program allows us to celebrate these esteemed restaurants around the world are showcasing just how food-friendly Oregon wines are.”

The 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Award winners can be found online at oregonwinealist.com. They are also listed below.

2017 Oregon Wine A-List Award Winners

(Listed in alphabetical order within region)

(*2017 Regional Spotlight Winners, **2017 Wine Program of the Year)

Central Oregon

  • The Palm Court, Geiser Grand Hotel*
  • 900 Wall
  • Ariana Restaurant
  • The Grille at Crosswater, Sunriver Resort
  • Greg’s Grill
  • Zydeco Kitchen

Oregon Coast

  • The Gallery at Bandon Dunes*
  • The Bay House
  • Bridgewater Bistro
  • Local Ocean Seafoods
  • Redfish
  • Restaurant Beck
  • Speakeasy 33
  • Stephanie Inn
  • Tidal Raves Seafood Grill
  • Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge

Columbia Gorge

  • Riverside*
  • Celilo Restaurant and Bar
  • Simon’s, The Columbia Gorge Hotel
  • Solstice Wood Fire Café
  • Cascade Dining Room, Timberline Lodge

Portland Metro

  • Imperial, Hotel Lucia*
  • Allium
  • Bluehour
  • Capers Café et Le Bar
  • clarklewis
  • Coquine
  • Decarli
  • El Gaucho Portland
  • Five Spice
  • five-0-three
  • Headwaters, The Heathman Hotel
  • Higgins
  • Jake’s Famous Crawfish
  • Jo Bar and Rotisserie
  • Laurelhurst Market
  • Lechon
  • Meriwether’s
  • Ned Ludd
  • ¡Oba! Restaurante
  • Palm Garden, Crowne Plaza
  • Park Kitchen
  • Pazzo Ristorante
  • Portland City Grill
  • Portofino
  • Quaintrelle
  • Raven & Rose
  • RingSide Fish House
  • RingSide Steakhouse
  • Roots
  • Salty’s on the Columbia
  • St. Jack
  • Tasty n Sons
  • Urban Farmer

Southern Oregon

  • Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, Inn at the Commons, (Medford)**
  • Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, Ashland Springs Hotel (Ashland)**
  • Alchemy Restaurant & Bar
  • Bella Union
  • Caldera Restaurant & Brewery
  • Jacksonville Inn
  • Kaleidoscope Pizza
  • The Peerless
  • Pomodori Bistro & Wine Bar
  • Porters
  • Prospect Dinner House*
  • The Regency Grill
  • Smithfields Restaurant & Bar
  • The Steamboat Inn

Willamette Valley

  • Nick’s Italian Café*
  • 1847 Bar & Grill, Boulder Falls Inn
  • Babica Hen Café
  • The Barberry & 1882 Grille
  • Bentley’s Grill
  • Bistro Maison
  • The Dundee Bistro
  • Frankie’s Restaurant
  • The Joel Palmer House
  • JORY, The Allison Inn & Spa
  • La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
  • Marché
  • Orupa
  • Our Daily Bread
    The Painted Lady
  • Recipe A Neighborhood Kitchen
  • Red Hills Provincial Dining
  • Ruddick/Wood
  • Silver Grille
  • Subterra– A Wine Cellar Restaurant
  • Sybaris Bistro
  • Thistle
  • Tina’s
  • Vault 244

Washington State

  • The Willows Inn (Lummi Island, WA)*
  • Canlis (Seattle, WA)
  • The Herbfarm (Woodinville, WA)
  • RN74 (Seattle, WA)

National

  • City Winery (Chicago, IL)*
  • Artist Point (Orlando, FL)
  • Bern’s Steakhouse (Tampa, FL)
  • Bilbo Baggins Restaurant (Alexandria, VA)
  • Blood & Sand (St. Louis, MO)
  • The Boarding House (Chicago, IL)
  • Canoe (Atlanta, GA)
  • City Winery (Atlanta, GA)
  • City Winery (New York, NY)
  • Cypress (Charleston, SC)
  • Delmonico Steakhouse (Las Vegas, NV)
  • The Dutch (New York, NY)
  • Farallon (San Francisco, CA)
  • Gallery & Garden (Birmingham, AL)
  • Grill 23 & Bar (Boston, MA)
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (Dallas, TX)
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Downtown (Houston, TX)
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Galleria (Houston, TX)
  • Prospect (San Francisco, CA)
  • Rick Erwin West End Grill (Greenville, SC)
  • Salt 88 (Omaha, NE)
  • Twisted Cork Bistro (Omaha, NE)

International

  • CONEXTION* (Osaka, Japan)
  • Norda Bar & Grill (Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant (Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Huset (Svalbard, Norway)
  • Restaurant Tranquebar, Hotel Hesselet (Nyborg, Denmark)
  • Upper House (Göteborg, Sweden)

About Oregon Wine Press

Oregon Wine Press is a monthly consumer publication dedicated to Oregon wine, Pinot noir, food, vineyards, winemakers, and insider-industry happenings. Established in 1984, OWP was acquired and re-imagined in 2006 by the News-Register Publishing Co., which is located in the heart of Oregon wine country, McMinnville, Oregon. Visit oregonwinepress.com.

About the Oregon Wine Board

The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Visit oregonwine.org.

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