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PIER 22 Earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2018

PIER 22 Among 3,759 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winners


PIER 22 has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. This is the restaurant's third year receiving the designation, which pays tribute to wine lists that excel.

The Award of Excellence 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. Ranging in size from 90 selections to several hundred, these lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery. This year, 2,453 restaurants achieved the Award of Excellence.PIER 22 executive chef Greg Campbell stresses cooking from scratch and focuses the menu on fresh quality ingredients. PIER 22 features an extensive sushi menu in addition to generous selections of fresh fish, meat, and game offerings. To accompany the diverse menu, the restaurant offers eighteen by-the-glass wine options and more than 180 bottles.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, which is currently out on newsstands and online at 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.

About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About PIER 22

PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests. For more information visit