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Allreds Named one of Americas Best Wine Restaurants

Wine Enthusiast Magazine lists America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants for 2015

TELLURIDE, Colorado (July 2, 2015) – Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently included Allred’s on its annual list of the “100 Best Wine Restaurants in America” for 2015. This is a first time Allred’s has received this honor from Wine Enthusiast, which looks at restaurants with “stellar cuisine as a given” and focuses on those with innovative and unique wine programs.                                   

The annual list is currently being featured in Wine Enthusiast’s August issue with Allred’s included in the Central Region, a class that comprises 20 other states and only 13 other restaurants. Opened in 2000, Allred’s is Telluride Ski & Golf’s flagship restaurant, with a wine program that boasts a 1,000 bottle wine list hand selected by the resort’s Wine Director, Andrew Shaffner.

“We’re thrilled to receive this honor of being named to the list of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America,” said Andrew Shaffner, Wine Director at Telluride Ski and Golf. “The staff here at Allred’s works so hard to provide an amazing dining experience for our guests, and the wine program we’ve created really enhances that.”

Shaffner was named Telluride Ski & Golf’s first Wine Director in the winter of 2014 after serving as a sommelier at Allred’s and spending five years as the general manager of Alpino Vino during the ski season. Since becoming the Wine Director, Shaffner has developed a new blended red wine appropriately named “Telluride Red”, which is available exclusively at the resort, and leads the wine program at all of Telluride Ski & Golf’s on-site restaurants.

The extensive wine selection pairs perfectly with a menu created by Executive Chef Mike Regrut. Regrut’s concept of ‘comfort American food with classical French influences’ has made Allred’s a destination dining experience in Telluride. The kitchen team and Chef Regrut focus daily on designing dishes that pair perfectly with a variety of wines and also meet the culinary expectations of guests.

“I’m so proud of Andrew and his staff, and the entire team at Allred’s for receiving this honor,” said Stephen Roth, Executive Director of Culinary Services at Telluride Ski & Golf. “This is a testament to their hard work provide impeccable service to our guests, leaving them with a memorable experience.”

Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988 to bring consumers vital information on the world of wine and has grown to become the world’s largest periodical focused on wine and spirits. For more information about Allred’s or to make a reservation, please call (970) 728-7474.


About Allred’s

Allred’s, Telluride’s restaurant located at the top of the Gondola at St. Sophia Station, offers an incredibly unique mountaintop dining experience. General Manager Mario Petillo welcomes you to enjoy exquisite American Cuisine and an extensive wine selection while admiring the breathtaking view of the town of Telluride from the main dining room. Chef Mike Regrut’s innovative dinner menu features delectable elk, lamb, steak, seafood and vegan entrees, along with fresh local vegetables and salads. Allred’s cozy bar offers après ski beginning at 3:30 daily, with “happy hour” specials all evening. The bar is until 10pm daily and the main dining room is open for Dinner Service from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are recommended. For more information or reservations, call (970) 728-7474.

About Telluride Ski & Golf

Telluride Ski & Golf is located in the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America, offering spectacular skiing, riding, golf and recreation opportunities. For skiers and snowboarders, incredible terrain consisting of 127 trails and over 2,000 acres varies from true beginner to extreme advanced. Golfers can enjoy teeing off on one of the highest altitude courses with an 18-hole par-70, 6,574-yard course at 9,417 feet above sea level. While visiting Telluride, take advantage of on-mountain world class dining, sophisticated shopping options, luxury hotels and exquisite spas all offering exceptional service. Non-stop flights are available from eight major hubs, and the free gondola transportation system makes getting around Telluride easy. For more information visit,

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