Saint Lawrence Spirits Château Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2018 

––SLS Château Among 3,759 Winners;
Full 2018 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator
’s August Issue––

[Clayton, NY] (July 17, 2018) — Saint Lawrence Spirits Château has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“This year’s class of restaurants is one of the most impressive and innovative ever,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “Their wine lists keep improving, because wine lovers are eager to explore and learn. The goal of our Restaurant Awards is to support restaurant wine programs and bring them to diners’ attention through our outreach through print, digital and social media. Wine Spectator salutes every restaurant honored in the 2018 Restaurant Awards.”

“The Château’s award proves our commitment to providing our guests with a superior wine list that aligns with the innovative culinary offerings our talented Chef, Christian Ives, has created. It also demonstrates the experience and knowledge of our entire team and our Wine Specialist, Joe Taritero. We are ecstatic to receive this award in our first year of business” owner, Doreen Garrett, proudly said of the restaurant.  Chef Christian Ives said, “It is an absolute honor to receive this award! Having our menu recognized by Wine Spectator the hard work and time put in by so many over the last year was well worth every second! Very excited to see what next year will bring.”

 Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,453; 1,215; and 91 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.

The Château has won The Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 17, and online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,700 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.
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About Saint Lawrence Spirits Château

Built in 1937 in the upstate New York Town of Clayton, the Historically recognized Fairview Manor with European influence was reclaimed in 2015 as Saint Lawrence Spirits Château. After complete restoration, The Château is a Farm to Table restaurant, Boutique Hotel, and home to Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillery on the banks of the St. Lawrence River with spectacular views of the Thousand Islands!

Please visit the Château website, for more information.

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