Jeffrey’s has been on the ascent in the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards, developing its program and achieving a three-star award for the first time in 2017. A highly regarded fine dining restaurant located in Austin, Texas, Jeffrey’s serves an elegant menu of prime beef and French American classics, while June Rodil heads up the wine program as director and sommelier. There is a strong dedication to fine spirits, as well as fine wines, and the cocktail selection showcases this with a sophisticated range covering four pages and including Johnnie Walker Platinum Scotch, William Larue Weller Bourbon, and Japanese Hibiki 21 year-old Whisky.
The wine list embodies clarity and complexity with defined headlines such as ‘Grower Champagne’; with labels from Robert Barbichon Blanc de Noirs Brut NV; to Jacques Selosse “Millésimé” Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2005; and ‘Négociant Champagne’, such as Bollinger “La Grande Année” 2005, and Ruinart Rosé Brut NV. Not overlooking sparkling wines, a few cherry-picked options from Spain and Italy are some of the options available, alongside Oregon’s Soter “Mineral Springs Ranch” Brut Rosé, which is sustainably produced.
Judges this year commented that Jeffrey’s is a “beautiful, elegant, well-chosen list”, bringing New York to Texas with its suprises and “nods to the latest sommelier obsessions”, adding Best Medium-Size Wine List in North America and a Jury Prize to Jeffrey's list of accolades.