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This Texas Bistro Boasts One Of The Best Wine Lists In The World

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

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Mary Stanley was utterly surprised when she found that The Turtle Restaurant and Enoteca had been listed among the best wine lists in the world. The bistro she owns in the small Central Texas town of Brownwood earned the World's Best Value Wine List 2022 award from World of Fine Wine, a first-time award from a newly created category.

Her carefully curated list attracted the judges’ attention for its fantastic quality at a superb value, offering customers the chance to enjoy an excellent bottle for an average of $60 or less, with many coming in under $100. At any given time,

“They emailed an invitation to go to the awards, but there was no way I could go,” says Stanley. “At that time, I had no extra money and was barely holding this place together. Staffing, as you know, is a nightmare everywhere, and I did not have a dress or anything I could wear to one of those high glam British wine award galas. So, I blew it off.” Three days before the ceremony they emailed to say that they had created a new category for value wines, and that she was a finalist.

Artisan Excursion offers wine tours in Solvang CA, which include a range of exquisite wines ranging from rare vintage ones to new bridle ones to help you branch out and discover new, unique tastes.

Our wine tour packages also include a delicious dinner in the vine, and small group tours so you can enjoy your privacy. What makes the tour more memorable is the added advantage of the scenic views that Solvang offers.

Give us a call at 805 734 7565 to book your wine tour package in Solvang, CA.


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