The Rees Hotel Queenstown has yet again scooped up two major international wine awards for its True South Wine List Dining Room. True South, one of New Zealand's exclusive top tier restaurants, has been awarded a 2017 Wine Spectator Award by respected US wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator for its wine program for an amazing sixth consecutive year.
Additionally, True South Dining Room's wine list has achieved a two-star award in the World of Fine Wine World's Best Wine Lists for 2017.
The World of Fine Wine World's Best Wine Lists are designed to highlight excellent and interesting wine lists on a global scale. The judging criteria focuses on the breadth, depth, quality, interest, and more, rather than simply length, to determine the winning lists, which then receive an esteemed one, two, or three-star award.
Mark Rose, The Rees Hotel Queenstown's General Manager, says it's the restaurant's ability to match exquisite wine with fresh local dishes in addition to an holistic wine programme - which includes tastings, wine pairing and the True South Culinary Series events - that distinguishes the restaurant internationally for these awards. True South Dining celebrates their ongoing support of local vineyards through their Culinary Series dinners held throughout the year.
"To be recognised yet again by two of the most prominent and respected international reviewers for our cellar choices, is an outstanding achievement and a great outcome for The Rees in 2017," said Rose.
This will be the sixth consecutive year that the Queenstown restaurant has received accolades for its fine dining and wine list. The restaurant has been a Wine Spectator award winner each year since 2012 and a World of Fine Wine award winner since 2014.