Bentley’s Grill Named Oregon Wine A-List Restaurant!
The Oregon Wine Board, in association with Oregon Wine Press, revealed the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Award-winning restaurants earlier this month, and we are proud to announce that Bentley’s Grill is among the select few to earn an Oregon Wine A-List Award in the Willamette Valley region! In fact, we were 1 of just 2 Salem restaurants to receive this honor.
Formerly known as the Superior Cellar Awards, The Oregon Wine A-List Awards honor restaurants —both in-state and outside of Oregon—that promote and feature the wines of Oregon on their wine lists.
“We received a great many nominations for restaurants that go out of their way to feature Oregon wines,” said Hilary Berg, Oregon Wine Press editor. “It’s heartening to realize how many fine dining establishments appreciate the food affinity of Oregon wines.”
All nominated restaurants were carefully reviewed by a select committee of Oregon wine industry professionals. Nominees were evaluated, and winners chosen, on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, the proportion of Oregon wines on their list, diverse representation of Oregon wine varieties and geographic regions, graphic prominence of Oregon wines on the list, and the restaurant’s commitment to events and promotions that feature Oregon wines.
We must say, it feels pretty good to be on the A-List and to be recognized for our commitment to the wines of Oregon. We are known locally for our distinctive selection of wines from Oregon on our by-the-bottle and/or by-the-glass wine lists along with our Wine Tastings featuring a local winery every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
The 2015 Oregon Wine A-List, organized into seven geographic regions, can be found in the Oregon Wine Almanac, an annual publication of the Oregon Wine Press, online at oregonwinealist.com, and listed below.
About Oregon Wine Press
Oregon Wine Press is a monthly consumer publication dedicated to Oregon wine, Pinot noir, food, vineyards, winemakers, and insider-industry happenings. Established in 1984, OWP was acquired and re-imagined in 2006 by the News-Register Publishing Co., which is located in the heart of Oregon wine country, McMinnville, Oregon. Visit www.oregonwinepress.com
About the Oregon Wine Board
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research, and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Visit www.oregonwine.com