The dining room at Rainbow Ranch Lodge has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. The destination guest resort in Gallatin Canyon was featured in the Aug. 31 issue of the magazine for its extensive and finely crafted wine list, along with the complete list of the 2011 award winners. With a current collection featuring more than 200 labels and a cellar collection of approximately 1,500 bottles, the lodge was recognized for its extensive selection.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our dedication to cultivating a wine selection that showcases world-class wines from California, the Pacific Northwest, and many other regions from around the world,” said Steve Kuntz, food and beverage director at the Lodge. The Ranch’s sommelier Emily Todd carefully chooses wines to showcase the culinary team, Kuntz notes.
Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards and the Award of Excellence category recognize a restaurant’s selection of interesting offerings across several wine regions, the level of appeal to a wide audience range, superior presentation, and how appropriately the wine list pairs with the establishment’s cuisine, among other criteria. Chef Matthew Fritz, who creates world class Montana ranch-to-table cuisine, leads the dining room at Rainbow Ranch.
Check out the wine list online at: rainbowranchbigsky.com