The Grand Del Mar dining venues earn Wine Spectator awards


The Grand Del Mar recently announced that its three dining venues have been cited by Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards. These awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

“We are very proud that the resort’s signature restaurant Addison has achieved Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, the magazine’s highest honor for a wine list, for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, both Amaya and Club M have garnered recognition – Amaya received the magazine’s second tier award, The Best of Award of Excellence, for the fourth time; and Club M was given the Award of Excellence for the second year,” said Tom Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar.

Addison’s Grand Award, one of 73 earned throughout the world, is based on its superior depth and breadth of over 1,500 selections from among many of the wine world’s major regions – particularly Burgundy, California, Bordeaux, Piedmont and Spain. Wine Spectator editors personally assessed Addison’s cellar collection including its proprietary custom-blended bottlings, its outstanding service, elegant ambiance and the wine list’s excellent harmony with Chef William Bradley’s award-winning contemporary French cuisine.

The Best of Award of Excellence, given to Amaya along with 850 other recipients, recognizes its list featuring wines mainly from California, France and Italy designed to accompany its contemporary American cuisine. Winning lists typically offer 400 or more selections superior presentation and, vintage depth within several vertical offerings or excellent breadth across several wine regions. Club M, known for its California-centric wine list and American fare, won its award based on a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

The 2013 Restaurant Wine List Award winners span all 50 states and 76 countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships. A full list of the 3,793 winners is featured in the August 31 issue of Wine Spectator, which also includes analysis of the current restaurant wine scene and profiles of this year’s new Grand Award winners. All of the restaurants can also be found in’s free-access Restaurant Search, along with details about their wine selection, cuisine, prices and key staff.

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