Best Long Wine List in the World

2020 winner

The World’s Best Wine Lists is the first such awards program to acknowledge the crucial importance of a good wine selection regardless of size. But there is clearly the potential for greater breadth and depth in longer lists, and this category of Best Long Wine List assesses those that feature more than 500 wines (at 75cl bottle-size). These longer wine lists enable sommeliers to set out collections of wine that have been made over many decades in some instances, featuring in-depth selections and providing a comprehensive choice of wine regions, styles, and grape varieties. They are the restaurants that every wine lover would want to visit for a special occasion and as often as possible, in order to explore the variety of wines on offer. Judges consider the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value when reaching their decision.  

Park Hotel, Vossevangen

Situated on the banks of Lake Vangsvatnet in the centre of Voss, Norway, Park Hotel Vossevangen enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding nature. The menu of the hotel’s Elysée restaurant changes frequently according to the seasons and the availability of local produce, featuring local Norwegian delicacies as well as international dishes. Jan-Bruse Andersen carved out the legendary cellar over 30 years ago. Today his tradition is carried on by Francesco Marzola, the hotel’s wine director and the cellar is filled with wines from all over the world. The award winning cellar has also been recognised by World of Fine Wine for the World’s Best Wine Map which, together with advice from the hotel’s sommeliers, enables guests to find the perfect match for the cuisine. Wine tours of the cellar are also available. That wine by the glass offering is something else. World of Fine Wine Judges noted ‘the entire list has so much attention to detail, it’s a joy!! With degorgement dates where of interest, and great verticals of great producers. The great plus is, prices could not be more fair.’

Park Hotel Vossevangen As, Uttrågata 3, 5700 Voss, Norway

Runner-Up - Best Long Wine List in the World - 2020