We know we have some spectacular restaurants here in The First State.  But, nine Delaware restaurants earn Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards this year from Wine Spectator Magazine.

Wine Spectator debuted their list, honoring the best restaurants for wine in not only the United States, but all over the world.  This year close to 3,200 restaurants were awarded the honor in all 50 states and in over 70 countries.  How cool to see Delaware on this list?  Especially if you’re a wine lover like me.  I can’t wait to try these restaurants out!

Since 1981, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards have had three levels.  The “Grand Award”, The “Best of Award of Excellence” and The “Award of Excellence”. The “Award of Excellence” is given to restaurants with quality and diverse wines with over 100 on the list. The “Best of Award of Excellence” is given to restaurants that have 350 or more wine selections from top producers, with a wide variety of regions and vintage depths. The “Grand Award” is reserved for restaurants that show extraordinary commitment to wine and has only been given to 97 restaurants.

There are so many restaurants in our area may deserve one of these prestigious honors.  However, these are the nine Delaware restaurants that earned Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards for 2022!