YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2024 celebrate Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene, judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. 


The Courtney Room, Best Sommelier and/or Wine Program, YAM Best Restaurants 2024
Wine director Colin Davidson searches for treasure in The Courtney Room’s glassed-in wine cellar.

Best Sommelier and/or Wine Program: The Courtney Room

The Magnolia Hotel, 619 Courtney Street  |  $$-$$$ |  thecourtneyroom.com  |  Reservations strongly suggested

This is the second year in a row that The Courtney Room has won for its exceptional wine program. Wine director and skilled sommelier Colin Davidson has trained TCR’s service team well, so you can always expect a knowledgeable recommendation or wine-pairing suggestion.

Davidson is a champion of small, family-run wineries, and his carefully curated wine list includes an ever-changing selection of B.C. and international wines, including rare finds you won’t see elsewhere, all beautifully displayed in a glass-fronted wine room.

He is also excited to share his passion for wine by bringing in top-flight producers and working with chef Brian Tesolin to craft exciting winemakers’ dinners. We’re not the only ones to recognize TCR’s wine excellence — it recently became the first Vancouver Island restaurant ever to win the prestigious platinum award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.


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