If you’re ever in the mood for sampling a good glass of wine—let’s face it, when aren’t we in the mood?—head over to the Manor in West Orange.
Wine Spectator, the prominent national magazine for oenophiles, has just recognized the restaurant and special event facility with its coveted “Best Award of Excellence” for 2013.
To receive the special recognition, the Manor had to meet or exceed several requirements including maintaining a wine list that is “superior in presentation” and one that displays either “vintage depth with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions.”
Recipients typically offer 400 or more wine selections; the Manor has in excess of 800 from across the world, including those from New Zealand, Portugal, Greece and Israel. Wine Spectator noted the restaurant’s strength in selection of wine from California and France.
On Wednesdays, the Manor holds a Wednesday Wine Night, in which patrons dining a la carte in the Terrace Lounge can bring their own bottle of wine, with no corkage fee, or choose one from the Manor’s cellar that has been specially priced for the night.
Guests are also encouraged to host their own private wine tasting by having each guest or couple bring in a favorite wine to share with the rest of the table.
The Manor has not just been hailed for its wine. In June it was presented with its 26th consecutive Four Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association—one of only eight restaurants in the state to be chosen for the honor. How about a drink to that?