The Q Cellar at Julians Restaurant Wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2nd Year in a Row

For the second year in a row since its grand opening in 2018, Julians restaurant at Quintessence Hotel has earned the prestigious Wine Spectator 2019 Award of Excellence. The award honors restaurants around the world for wine lists that are well-focused, emphasize discovery and “feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.”

“We are pleased that Julians restaurant and the Q Cellar were recognized once again by Wine Spectator,” said Quintessence Hotel Owner Geoffrey Fieger. “We delight in sharing the world’s best wines with our guests, and finding the perfect pairing for their every meal.”

Julians features an inventory of more than 900 bottles, emphasizing Bordeaux and Burgundy from France and California, which Mr. Fieger has procured over a lifetime. The astonishing collection is kept on cedar racks in the state-of-the-art Q Cellar tended by Sommelier Albert Lake, Chef Dominique Thevenet, and General Manager Merla Smith.

Unrivalled in the Caribbean, the Q Cellar was handcrafted with stone, brick and vaulted ceilings in a Tuscan style that protected every bottle through the ravages of Hurricane Irma.

As part of Quintessence Hotel’s luxury experience, guests my opt for intimate tastings or meals in Q Cellar, enjoying wine selections meticulously matched to Chef Thevenet’s island-infused French cuisine.

Julians is featured in the August issue of Wine Spectator, which hits newsstands on July 16; as well as on WineSpectator.com. Contact Quintessence to book a reservation at Julian’s, tour the wine cellar, or arrange an intimate tasting with our Sommelier.