True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel Queenstown has achieved a Wine Spectator Award for the tenth consecutive year in 2021 from the USA’s bestselling wine and lifestyle magazine.
This year, the fine-dining New Zealand restaurant won the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. It is the only restaurant in Queenstown that has attained this level consecutively since 2018 for its impressive wine list and one of only two in New Zealand to achieve this in 2021.
Now in its 40th year, the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards recognises restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are suitable for their cuisine and appeal to a diverse range of wine lovers. Comprising more than 3,700 winning wine lists from over 70 countries, the awards aim to elevate wine selection and service around the world.
The Best of Award of Excellence acknowledges wine lists which “display excellent breadth across multiple wine growing 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.”
The True South Dining Room’s private cellar contains one of the most comprehensive collections of fine wines in the Southern Hemisphere, combining vintages from France, Italy, and Australia with famous New Zealand producers. Guests can taste wines from the world renown chateaux of Bordeaux, including Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild. They can also try wines from some of the great houses of Burgundy including Romanée-Conti, Faiveley and Comte Georges de Vogue nestle. Wines from all regions are kept in the professionally managed, temperature-controlled wine cellar and can be savoured by guests in The Rees’ Bordeau Wine Lounge.