September 6, 2016 6:44 pm

“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, Wine Spectator’s editor and publisher. 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. Danzante Fine Dining, an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, won an Award of Excellence for its large selection of quality wines from around the globe including exciting choices from Baja. “We’re honored that Danzante Fine Dining has been recognized by such a distinguished program,” said Owen Perry, co-owner and president of Villa Group. “At Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, we work hard to make all aspects of the resort exceptional for our guests. We want not one but all features and amenities of the resort to shine with the highest merit and this award is a reflection of those efforts.” The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. With an inventory of 400 bottles of wine, Danzante Fine Dining offers an impressive selection of 90 different wines at moderate prices that provide the perfect amount of flare and flavor when paired with the restaurant’s fresh and authentic cuisine. Oscar Torres, Danzante Fine Dining’s sommelier of four years, looks locally to provide some of the best wines in the Baja region, as well as some of the finest wines from France, Italy, Chile, Argentina and the United States. The carefully selected wine list includes labels such as Santo Tomas, Monte Xanic, Vino de Piedra and Valle de Guadalupe. Torres is onsite daily to ensure guests have the most ideal pairing. Danzante Fine Dining is open Monday through Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. and reservations are required. This prestigious award comes on the heels of the resort’s recent World Travel Awards recognition as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort and Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort. “We’d be happy to go back as the people in Loreto are amazing and it was a beautiful resort,” said Kathy, a guest at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. “I’ve never been somewhere where the staff was so nice and really going above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable!” This November, the resort will unveil its new 7,400-yard Danzante Bay Golf Course, designed by Rees Jones, a world-renowned golf architect often referred to as the “The Open Doctor.” The Danzante Bay Golf Course is a true rarity, featuring a mix of stunning views and luscious green holes, including the breathtaking Hole 17, which Jones has praised as one of the best in the world. About Wine Spectator Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority of 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 (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine form the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Comm., Inc. also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whiskey Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily, and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter. * winemagic_vdp Lor LOW  ]]>