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The restaurant with the best wine cellar in Africa

South African restaurant, Mosaic at the Orient has won a top international wine list award.

20 Jun 2016

PRESS RELEASE - Mosaic at the Orient, currently Restaurant of the Year (Restaurant Association of South Africa Rosetta Awards) and 7th best restaurant in SA (Eat Out Awards) has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World's Best Wine Lists Awards, crowning them as having the best wine cellar in Africa and the Middle East and one of the best in the world.

The restaurant also took awards for:
> Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List
> Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List
> Best By The Glass Wine List
> Best Hotel Wine List and a special Jury Prize.

The 2016 World's Best Wine Lists, run by The World of Fine Wine, were announced globally this week. The awards are now in their third year and are "rapidly becoming as coveted as Michelin Stars", according to World Sommelier champion Gerard Bassett.

READ: Food24 eats at Mosaic at The Orient

The awards celebrate the importance of a good selection of wine from around the world and are assessed by a panel of senior judges including Alder Yarrow, Elin McCoy, Ch'ng Poh Tiong, Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson, Francis Percival and World of Fine Wine Editor Neil Beckett.

Says Neil Beckett: “Each wine list underwent numerous stages of judging and rigorous assessment."

Restaurant Mosaic hosts one of the finest wine cellars in the country with some of the best and rarest wines from both South Africa and the world. In January this year it was also announced that Restaurant Mosaic was one of only 14 South African restaurants to make it onto La Liste, a new selection of the 1000 most remarkable restaurants across the globe.   

Mosaic was placed in the Top 10 best restaurants in the country at the annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards held in Cape Town.

Click here to see which other restaurants are in the top 10.


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