Cork Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn earns Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence

Cork Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn receives Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2020, which recognizes restaurants for their quality wine list selections. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – The Cork Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn has earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2020. Of an estimated 660,755 restaurants in the United States, only 2,289 or 0.3% received the award. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants with a pure dedication to wine.

According to Wine Spectator, the winners’ wine lists must include at least 90 selections, offer a well-chosen assortment of quality wine producers and feature a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether concise or extensive, focused on only a few wine regions or diverse, the winning lists deliver ample choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers.

“We knew our restaurant was doing great things based on our guests’ feedback. To earn this distinction further substantiates all the hard work and attention to detail our chefs, sommelier and the entire food and beverage team have been putting forward in delivering the best possible guest experience,” Michael Feeley, general manager of Temecula Creek Inn, said.

Cork Fire Kitchen and Temecula Creek Inn have not reopened yet, but updates and more information can be found at Temecula Creek Golf Club, the resort’s 27-hole golf course, is open with limited availability.

Cork Fire Kitchen offers 142 unique wines on its wine list. Many come from the best wine regions of California, including a section of vintners from the local Temecula Valley. Other featured wine regions on the list include Europe, the Pacific Northwest, Australia and Argentina.

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