By Joe Veyera
A Ballard restaurant has been recognized for its wine selection by Wine Spectator magazine.
Volterra (5411 Ballard Ave NW) was the lone restaurant in Ballard among 3,748 award winners around the world to be named to the magazine’s 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards, taking home the Award of Excellence. That honor recognizes restaurants that offer a wine list that sports an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant’s cuisine in price and style.
“The commitment of this year’s winning restaurateurs to building high-quality wine programs has been extraordinary,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher of Wine Spectator, in a press release. “There has never been a more exciting time to be a wine lover.”
The complete list of award winners is featured in the magazine’s August 31 issue, available on newsstands today.
“As wine consumers’ knowledge and interest continue to expand, wine directors are taking advantage of new opportunities to develop inventive programs that put the world’s most interesting wines on the table,” said Thomas Matthews, Executive Editor of Wine Spectator in a release. “We’ve been delighted to see the emergence of a growing number of bold, diverse wine lists, both large and small.
Since its opening in April 2005, Volterra has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year.