While Texas may be known for down-to-Earth comfort foods, the Lone Star State is no stranger to upscale cuisine. Its best restaurants offer a winning combination of the two aesthetics, plus plenty of libations to enhance any meal. Each year, Wine Spectator selects outstanding dining establishments across the globe for its Restaurant Awards, and The Ranch at Las Colinas was once again a recipient for 2022.
With an expansive menu featuring everything from Texas farm-raised beef to succulent seafood to delectable apps and desserts, The Ranch offers a truly outstanding dining experience. It gets even better when you throw in live music events, an eye-popping cocktail menu, and a carefully curated wine list designed to please every palate.
Of course, it’s this last feature that the judges at Wine Spectator are looking for when choosing award recipients. How did The Ranch nab one of the coveted awards for 2022?
What the Judges Are Looking For
It’s not easy to qualify for the Restaurant Awards, much less earn a spot on this prestigious list. Wine Spectator looks at the selection of wines, how they pair with the menu, how they’re presented, and whether the list is accurate and offers complete information, including the winemaker, vintages, and appellations. And this year, The Ranch once again got everything right.
The Ranch Covers All the Bases
After first winning an Award of Excellence in 2018, The Ranch was among only 1,782 restaurants spanning 70 countries to earn a prestigious Award of Excellence in 2022. With a selection of 400+ wine varieties (including some rare vintages), there really is a bottle of wine for every diner, from novices just developing their taste buds to seasoned connoisseurs.
Managing Partner and Wine Director, Joe Taherzadeh, has cultivated an assortment of popular whites, rosés, and reds, along with a sparkling selection. But he’s also added a range of more interesting varietals and vintages to appeal to discerning palates. Whether you love a simple Merlot, a rich Malbec, or a spicy Spanish Tempranillo, you’ll find the tantalizing bottle or glass to pair with any meal at The Ranch, as evidenced by the award-winning wine list.
Wining and Dining at The Ranch at Las Colinas
At The Ranch, it’s easy to find the perfect vino to go with your favorite vittles, whether you’re sampling a Local Meat & Cheese Board, digging into hearty Venison Chili, or chowing down on a 33 oz. Bar N Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye.
With good food, fantastic drinks, live entertainment, and a rich, rustic interior tailor-made for relaxing socialization, you’ll enjoy an exceptional dining experience when you visit The Ranch at Las Colinas.