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Terlato Wines’ Guide to America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

Use this guide to find a variety of wines from Terlato Wines that pair with each of the restaurant categories from the America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants.

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With many restaurant lists shrinking, eateries are creating depth by narrowing focus, whether by region or philosophy. A bonus to this is that the staff usually has deep knowledge of the wines and how they work with the food.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 

Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz Australia


Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz (Australia) $29.99

Shimizu-no-mai Pure Night


Shimizu No Mai Pure Night Junmai Daiginjo Sake (Japan) $113.00



Ca’marcanda Magari (Italy) $60.00

Nonino Amaro Italy


Nonino Amaro (Italy) $48.99



We’re impressed by stalwarts who don’t rest on their laurels. They stay a part of the national wine and food conversation and keep us on our toes—all without forgetting the reasons they’re beloved. These restaurants are at least a decade old.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 
Terlato Friuli Pinot Grigio Italy2


 Terlato Friuli Pinot Grigio (Italy) $22.99

 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley

Rutherford Hill Merlot (Napa Valley) $24.99

Sanford Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir


Sanford Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills Santa Barbara) $34.99

David Bruce Chardonnay RRV copy


David Bruce Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) $38.99      



Our favorite places bypass the obvious, using the friendly glass format to introduce customers to new wines, winemakers and pairings, with Coravin changing the idea of what’s even possible by the glass.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 
Seven Daughters Moscato


Seven Daughters Piemonte Moscato (Italy) $12.99



Belleruche Cotes du Rhone Rosé (France) $14.99

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco


Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco (Italy) $19.99

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc


Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) $22.99


New restaurants always excite us, whether helmed by emerging chefs or dynamic ventures by well-known names. These spots have all opened since the beginning of 2015 and we can’t wait to see how they continue to influence the national scene.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 

Cusumano Nero D'Avola


Cusumano Nero D’Avola (Sicily, Italy) $12.99

Conde Valdemar Crianza2


Conde Valdemar Crianza (Spain) $14.99

Federalist Lodi Zinfandel2


The Federalist Zinfandel (Lodi, CA) $17.99

Cuarto Dominio Chento Malbec


Cuarto Dominio Chento Malbec (Argentina) $19.99



These restaurants range from much-fêted destinations to outstanding lesser-known neighborhood joints, but all are jewels that wine and food lovers would be remiss to miss.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 

Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva


Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva (Italy) $36.99

Piper-Heidsieck Brut copy2


Piper-Heidsieck Brut (France) $44.99

2M. Chapoutier La Bernadine Chateauf-du-Pape


M. Chapoutier La Bernadine Chateauf-du-Pape (France) $60.00

IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino


Il Poggione Brunello de Montalcino (France) $80.00



Love the trend or not, restaurants are increasingly asking diners to put all their trust in the chef and sommelier with tasting-menu-only formats. The best of these offer both versatile bottle lists and innovative, exciting pairings.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 

Boutari Santorini


Boutari Santorini (Greece) $27.99

Anselmi San Vincenzo2


Anselmi San Vincenzo (Italy) $17.99

Protea_Chenin Blanc


Protea Chenin Blanc (South Africa) $17.99

Wairau River Pinot Gris Cap


Wairau River Pinot Gris (New Zealand) $19.99



At old and new places alike, we love seeing the dogma around steakhouse pairing fall to the wayside. These restaurants not only showcase top-quality meat, but also feature unheralded cuts and unique side dishes.

Recommended Terlato Wines: 

HANNA Cabernet Sauvignon copy


Hanna Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) $42.99

Markham Cabernet Sauvignon


Markham Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $43.99

Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon


Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $44.99
Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon2


Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $84.00




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