Best Regional Wine List in Region

2020 winner

For many bars and restaurants, there is a growing and very legitimate desire on the part of the owners and sommeliers to champion the wines of their region. This category of Best Regional Wine List in the Region enables the Judges to celebrate those establishments that build close relationships with neighbouring wine producers, exhibiting an intimate knowledge of the region’s history and terroir and promoting local produce, both food and wine, as the stars of the show. The successful lists offer unparalleled depth in the wines of the country or region and a strong focus on local grape varieties, enabling wine lovers to engage as fully as possible with the region. While these lists promote a particular country or region, Judges still consider the criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.

The Yeatman, Porto (for Portugal)

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 1,200-bin wine book 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.

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

Runner-Up - Best Regional Wine List in Region - 2020