QT Hotels & Resorts has proven it has the gift of the glass, landing multiple property wins in the annual Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, with QT Sydney’s signature restaurant Gowings Bar & Grill and QT Perth’s Santini Bar & Grill earning the highest rating of three glasses for restaurants in Australia. This is the second consecutive year Gowings Bar & Grill has received three glass honours. QT Sydney’s Parlour Cucina and QT Canberra’s Capitol Bar & Grill were also recognised with two glasses by the highly regarded awards program, cementing QT Hotels’ restaurants and bars as the best hangouts for locals and travellers alike.
Established in 1994, the Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards recognises and rewards wine lists that elevate dining experiences. The judging panel is comprised of over 30 industry professionals, wine communicators, sommeliers, winemakers, Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine who score based on content, balance, suitability to venue, presentation and pricing.
The awards pay tribute to the dedication and talent of sommeliers and is considered the highest accolade for wine lists across Australia’s best restaurants, hotels, clubs, wine bars, pubs and cafes.
Each of QT’s signature restaurants recognised were also listed as national finalists for best selection of local wines for their relevant states, bolstering QT Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to supporting local winemakers and challenging the status quo of hotel dining in Australia. The designer brand is home to a portfolio of award-winning restaurants across the group that have firmly established themselves as essential dining destinations in the cities in which they reside.
QT Hotels’ Group Wine Director, Chris Morrison said: “If there is one thing we want our guests to feel when they drink wine at QT Hotels, it’s that there is a wine for everyone and that selecting and drinking wine is a fun, approachable, memorable experience at QT. We’re the mouthpiece for our local wine communities and are so proud to offer our guests wines that pay tribute to our amazing Australian winemakers, both past and present. We’re over the moon to be recognised by Australia’s most respected awards program for wine, highlighting our commitment to creating world class dining experiences.”
The 2020 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards were held on Tuesday night with all winners published at www.winelistoftheyear.com.au/wine-list-year-winners/.