Best Hotel Wine List in the World

Many of the world’s best restaurants are in leading hotels around the world, with settings as diverse as beachside villas, wildlife lodges, or snow-covered mountainside chalets. The Best Hotel Wine List category is dedicated to these. As with many restaurants, the focus is often on the pairing of the wine and the food, but the particular setting, often reflecting the personal taste of the owner, is perhaps even more important. These lists are assessed by the same criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.

The Yeatman, Porto - Global Winner 2021

The Yeatman is a luxury wine hotel that looks out over the Douro river and the Unesco World Heritage city of Porto in Portugal. Despite the stunning views over the city, The Yeatman is set within 7 acres of land, with outdoor and indoor infinity swimming pools. In the classic comfort of The Yeatman restaurant, guests experience inspired cuisine with the accent on fresh local produce and on an imaginative pairing of food and wine.

Given its surroundings among the traditional Port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia, it is not at all surprising that The Yeatman devotes itself to Portuguese wine. It’s a focus that has led to the creation of what is now one of the finest, and certainly among the most extensive, collections of Portuguese wine anywhere in the world. The fine wine book, containing 1200 references and 25,000 bottles, has been described as “a phenomenal representation of Portugal’s greatness” by World of Fine Wine Judges. All of the big names in Portuguese fortified and table wine are represented, mainly from 2010 onwards but with Port wines reaching back to 1955. Alongside this are the many rising stars of this increasingly revered wine producing nation, from Vinho Verde to Alentejo, from the Dão to Madeira, and, of course, the Douro. A selection of international wines are also included. The Yeatman was the Regional Winner for Europe.


Address: Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto 4400-088, Portugal

Regional Winners - Best Hotel Wine List in the World 2021

Global and Regional Winners - Best Hotel Wine List in the World 2020