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Star Wine List Celebrates the Top Wine Lists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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On May 25, Star Wine List of the Year celebrated the great wine lists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Grand Prix was won by Grapes Weinbar in Munich.

May 28th – “What a difficult task this has been! But a rejoicing one too. The quality level of these lists is incredibly high, and makes it difficult to choose. Kudos to all participants: you definitely make us want to visit,” said jury member Véronique Rivest.

Star Wine List of the Year is the celebration of the great wine lists in the world and the teams behind them. The prize was awarded in ten categories, one overall winner for the three countries, and many national winners. All the winners in each category got a Gold Star and also qualified for the international final (to be held in June 2024). 

About the jury

The jury for the Star Wine List of the Year Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2024 includes four top international wine experts: 

  • Manu Rosier    
  • Heidi Mäkinen MW    
  • Véronique Rivest    
  • Reeze Choi

Finalists
Grand Prix

  • The best overall list, a category presented by Premium Estates of Austria
  • Gold Star: Grapes Weinbar, Munich, Germany

Best Austrian Wine List

  • The best wine list with Austrian wine, a category presented by Austrian Wine
  • Gold Star Germany and DACH overall: Freundschaft, Berlin
  • Gold Star Switzerland: Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau

Best Sparkling Wine List

  • The best list with sparkling wine, a category presented by Nyetimber
  • Gold Star Austria and DACH overall: Restaurant Amador, Vienna
  • Gold Star Germany: Grapes Weinbar, Munich
  • Gold Star Switzerland: The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt

Best Long List

  • The best wine list with over 600 listings
  • Gold Star Germany and DACH overall: Grapes Weinbar, Munich
  • Gold Star Austria: Heunisch & Erben, Vienna
  • Gold Star Switzerland: Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau

Best Medium-Sized List

  • The best wine list with 200-600 listings
  • Gold Star Germany and DACH overall: Horváth, Berlin
  • Gold Star Austria: Restaurant Esskultur, St.jakob In Haus
  • Gold Star Switzerland: Colonnade, Lucerne

Best California Wine List

  • The best wine list with wines from California, a category presented by Louis M. Martini
  • Gold Star Switzerland and DACH overall: Napa Grill, Zürich
  • Gold Star Germany: Sticks & Stones Winebar, Munich
  • Gold Star Austria: Griggeler Stuba im Burg Vital Resort, Lech am Arlberg

Best By the Glass List 

  • The best wine list by the glass
  • Gold Star Germany and DACH overall: Sticks & Stones Winebar, Munich
  • Gold Star Austria: Heunisch & Erben, Vienna
  • Gold Star Switzerland: Wunderbrunnen, Opfikon

Sustainable Wine List

  • Recognizes a wine list that has put extra emphasis on the wine program’s impact, including wine growing, winemaking, packaging and transport. A category presented by
  • Lingua Franca
  • Gold Star: Barra, Berlin, Germany

Best Short List

  • The best wine list with fewer than 200 listings
  • Gold Star Germany and DACH overall: Barra, Berlin
  • Gold Star Austria: Weinrefugium Brolli, Gamlitz

Best Newcomer List

  • Recognizes a venue that has opened recently, a category presented by DAOU
  • Gold Star Switzerland and DACH overall: Colonnade, Lucerne
  • Gold Star Germany: Sticks & Stones Winebar, Munich
  • Gold Star Austria: nineOfive Vienna, Vienna

Star Wine List is the award-winning guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants around the world. It is available as an app and on www.starwinelist.com. It was launched in Stockholm (Sweden) in 2017, and is now live in more than 40 countries in the world. All venues are selected by top wine professionals.

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