Entering the Restaurant Awards
If you've got a good wine list, you deserve the credibility and publicity that comes with a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award. The links below tell you everything you need to know about our Restaurant Awards program, including how to enter, how to renew and the criteria for each award level.
2023 applications are now closed. To receive information about the 2023 Restaurant Awards, sign up here.
Renewals: Restaurants that earned a Wine Spectator award in 2022
To renew your 2022 Restaurant Award for 2023 you are required to complete the online portion of the application for which you will need the following:
- Digital copies of your wine list and dinner menus
- A form of payment for the entry fee (check or credit card)
- Cover letter (optional)
- Three images of the restaurant (optional)
- Headshot of the restaurant's wine director or sommelier (optional)
Once you have finished the online portion, you will be sent an updated information form. Please ensure the details on that form are correct, sign the form and then either mail or email back to us.