Orange Sky Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award

Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Talking Stick_Aug 2016-Orange Sky RestaurantTalking Stick Resort’s Orange Sky Restaurant Among 2016 winners Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue

Talking Stick Resort’s fine-dining restaurant, Orange Sky, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.

Orange Sky is Talking Stick Resort’s culinary jewel so we’re honored Wine Spectator recognized our wine selection as being one of the best in the country,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “The restaurant won the publication’s ‘Award of Excellence’ for five consecutive years but this is the first time we’ve received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence.’ It is a testament to our extensive offerings and a huge honor for our culinary team.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.

Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort won the Best of Award of Excellence. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 19, and online at the newly minted, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new 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.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, join the conversation by using #WSRestaurantAward

Located on the 15th floor of Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky offers a romantic décor, 360-degree views of the Valley, aged beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant’s glass wine room contains more than 100 white wine selections, which are stored in a temperature controlled environment of 42 degrees, and red wines that are kept in hand-crafted, cedar wood wine racks. To learn more information about Orange Sky or to make a reservation, call (480) 850-8606 or visit

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.

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