When 529 Wellington opened, Doug Stephen's goal was to offer the best wine list in Canada. Head Sommelier and Wine Director for WOW! Hospitality Christopher Sprague has worked closely with winemakers all over the world to offer an award-winning list whose breadth offers our guests the wine experience of a lifetime.
The Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence recognizes wine lists with a broad selection and careful attention to food and wine pairing. 529 Wellington received this award with our first submission in 2002.
The Best of Award of Excellence recognizes superior lists with extensive content spanning several major wine regions, vintage verticals from top producers, and superior harmony with the food menu. 529 Wellington is the only restaurant in Manitoba and one of a handful in Canada to receive this award. We have been honoured with this designation since 2003.