Wine Spectator Says We’re Best of the Best!

Domaine Hudson has been awarded a 2019 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for our “Outstanding Wine Program”.

2019 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
2019 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

DH was the only Wilmington restaurant to receive a Wine Spectator award this year.

“We are honored to be selected for the Best of Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator organization,” said Mike Ross, Domaine Hudson co-owner. “Having received numerous awards for our wine program in the past, this latest award highlights our consistent commitment to offering our patrons a laudable selection of premier, rare, boutique and vintage wines to complement our creative, elegant cuisine.”

Beth Ross, co-owner, added, “A great deal of thought and planning goes into developing a wine list of the quality we have at Domaine Hudson. We are pleased to be recognized by such a prestigious source as Wine Spectator for the seventh consecutive year.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. “We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to enjoy,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Both novice wine lovers and seasoned sommeliers alike actively seek and frequent restaurants with exciting, well-curated wine lists. Bravo to all the 2019 recipients—we raise a glass to you.”

Wine Spectator awards are given in three levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award—with 2,447; 1,244; and 100 winners this year in each respective category.

  • The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
  • Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.
  • The Grand Award is the program’s highest honor. This elite group comprises the world’s best wine programs, which deliver serious breadth of top producers, outstanding depth in mature vintages, a selection of large-format bottles, excellent harmony with the menu and superior presentation. Wine Spectator carefully assesses each Grand Award candidate, including rigorous independent, on-site inspections of the wine program, cellar, service, ambience and cuisine of the restaurant.

The complete list of award winners is available at,


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