Queenstown hotel restaurant wins Wine Spectator gong, again

Seventh consecutive award for True South Dining Room

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The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s True South Dining Room, one of New Zealand’s top multi-award-winning, fine-dining restaurants, has been awarded a 2018 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence.

It’s the seventh consecutive year the hotel’s restaurant has won a Wine Spectator award for its wine program from the US best-selling wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator.

Having consistently achieved the Award of Excellence in recent years, this is the first time True South has earned the even more prestigious Wine Spectator award and stands alone as the only restaurant in Queenstown to do so in 2018.

The Wine Spectator awards recognises outstanding wine lists, with recipients hailing from 70 countries. The awards are designed to elevate wine selection and service around the globe and encourage programs that complement a variety of cuisines, settings and prices. The Best of Award of Excellence seeks wine lists which display “excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.”

True South Dining Room has a comprehensive collection of Bordeaux and Burgundy wines with vintages selected from many of the great houses. Wines from world-renown chateaux such as Romanee Conti, Chateau d’Yquem, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild and Lynch Bages along with some of the best offerings from Central Otago, New Zealand, Australia and Italy are served in the professionally-managed, temperature-controlled wine cellar servicing the hotel and restaurant’s Bordeau Wine Lounge.

“To receive the higher Best of Award of Excellence this year and to be recognised again for the seventh year in a row, by one of the most prestigious and well-known international reviewers for our wine selection is a remarkable achievement and yet another excellent outcome for The Rees in 2018,” said The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s General Manager, Mark Rose.

For more information on the venue, see www.therees.co.nz/en-gb/wine-food/true-south-dining-room

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