5 Marcus Restaurant Group Locations Earn Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence
Marcus Restaurant Group announced that five of its premier properties have earned 2018 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence to recognize their superior wine programs. The award-winning restaurants, include:
Geneva ChopHouse located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Bloomington ChopHouse located in Bloomington, Minnesota, which received the award for their first time;
Mason Street Grill, located in Milwaukee, which is celebrating its sixth award;
Milwaukee ChopHouse, also located in Milwaukee, which is receiving the award for its eighth year; and,
Grey Rock Restaurant, located at the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake, Wisconsin, which has earned the award for 16 years.
The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recognizes fewer than 2,400 restaurants each year, requiring at least 90 wine options and a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the restaurant menu.
“Wine contributes significantly to the exceptional experience that our guests expect from Marcus Restaurants,” says Joe Jackson, corporate director of food and beverage for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “This significant recognition highlights our spirit of excellence and hospitality. I’m thrilled to see our team’s thoughtful work continue to be recognized year after year.
To be considered for an Award of Excellence, each Marcus Restaurant property submitted a nomination highlighting its particular strengths:
Bloomington ChopHouse – Offers more than 175 different wines by the glass or bottle and has an inventory of almost 2,000 bottles on site. With a strong selection of California and Oregon wines, the restaurant is receiving the Award of Excellence for the first time in 2018.
Geneva ChopHouse – Offers more than 100 different wines by the glass or bottle. A first time Award of Excellence winner, the Geneva ChopHouse has wines from across the world and specializes in California vintages.
Mason Street Grill – Offers more than 330 different wines by the glass or bottle and has an inventory of over 3,000 bottles on-site. Mason Street Grill carries a diverse selection of wines from all major wine producing regions throughout the world and boasts a strong selection from the western U.S. The restaurant regularly brings in upper-tier and limited-release wines from that region and others.
Milwaukee ChopHouse – Offers more than 190 wine selections by the bottle, as well as more than 40 wines available by the glass. The Milwaukee ChopHouse regularly partners with vineyards and wineries across the U.S. to bring unique tasting experiences and wine dinners to guests dining at the restaurant.
Grey Rock – Offers approximately 120 wines by the glass or bottle. In a relaxed, lakefront setting, the restaurant offers fine dining, complemented by a diverse selection of wines with a strong emphasis on California wines. Grey Rock also features two Wisconsin wines on its menu.