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Luxury Viennese Palais Coburg Residenz wins World’s Best Wine List Award

Palais Coburg Residenz in Austria took the top spot in The World of Fine Wine’s inaugural World’s Best Wine Lists. The Viennese hotel’s cellar boasts 60,000 bottles and a menu with 138 pages.

“An extraordinary wine list for an extraordinary place, the cellar at the five-star hotel in the 19th-century Palais Coburg Residenz in Vienna was the unanimous winner of the inaugural World’s Best Wine Lists awards,” explained the judges describing Palais Coburg as a cellar that’s “almost dauntingly complete, completely eye-boggling and jaw-dropping.”.

The wine collection of the Viennese ultra-luxurious, five-star palace offers an impressive wine collection that spans 6 themed cellars — France, Old World, New World, Champagne, Yquem and Rarities.

The title of best wine list in Asia was won by restaurant Petrus at the Shangri-La hotel in Hong Kong, while Australia’s Royal Mail Hotel, South Africa’s Rust en Vrede, and Brazil’s Taste-Vin took the regional awards. New York restaurant Hearth (three out of three-star rating) took the award for best wine list in North America.

Over 4,000 restaurants from around the globe were judged for the awards. The judges awarded 750 restaurants from around the world a one-, two-, or three-star award, only 225 wine lists making it into the top three-star category. The judges also identified, region by region and for the world as a whole, the most exciting lists in five categories – Best Overall Wine List, Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List, Best Dessert & Fortified Wine List, Best By- the-Glass Wine List, and Best Short Wine List. Finally, the judges recognized with a special Jury Prize several lists that showed distinctive character and flair or were particularly strong in a specific wine style.


  • Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine list:

Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, USA
Leijontornet, Stockholm, Sweden
Grand Lisboa Macau, China
Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, Australia.


  • Best Dessert & Fortified Wine list:

Restaurant Studio, Laguna Beach, USA
Restaurant Atrio, Spain
Restaurant Grand Lisboa Macau, China
Restaurant Rockpool Bar & Grill, Melbourne, Australia.


  • Best Wine-by-the-Glass Wine List:

Restaurant Morrell, New York City
Restaurant Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen, Shanghai, China
Restaurant Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney, Australia;


  • Best Short Wine List:

The Slanted Door, San Francisco, USA
The Quality Chop House, London, UK;


  • Best Airline Wine List:



  • Jury Prizes:

Gramercy Tavern, New York, USA;
Restaurant Hearth, New York, USA;
Restaurant Marea, New York, USA;
Restaurant Michael Mina, San Francisco, USA;
Restaurant Pix Pâtisserie, Portland, USA;
Restaurant Press, St Helena, USA;
Ristorante Panorama, Philadelphia, USA;
Restaurant Rouge Tomate, New York, USA;
Restaurant Bubbledogs, London, United Kingdom;
Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Restaurant TRB Temple, China;
Hotel Bellevue & Spa, Cogne Valle d’Aosta, Italy;
Restaurant Kaia-Kaipe, San Sebastian, Spain;
Restaurant Tantris, Munich, Germany;
The Vineyard at Stockcross, UK;
Restaurant Garibaldi, Singapore;
Restaurant Love Tilly Devine, Sydney, Australia;
Restaurant Central Restaurante, Lima, Peru.