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Wine Elevated: Devi's Thumb Receives Wine Spectator's Award!

News Thursday, July 21, 2016

TABERNASH, Colo., (July 20, 2016) — Continuing to make its mark as one of Colorado’s – and now among the world’s -- most notable dining destinations, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa’s Ranch House Restaurant and Heck’s were both recently presented with a coveted Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence honors. This is the second year both restaurants achieved this level, having held a spot in the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence category since 2010.

Coveted Recognition

Given to just 33 other restaurants in Colorado (of the 1,093 statewide total awards), and less than 1,100 worldwide, the Best of Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants with lists that display vintage depth or excellent breadth across several regions as well as lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both style and price. Only 88 restaurants worldwide have been awarded at Wine Spectator’s highest tier with a Grand Award. 

“Achieving this next tier in wine service is a truly an honor,” said Doug Libby, General Manager for Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. “Along with the prestigious James Beard Foundation dinner that we host with several of Denver’s premier chefs every November, Devil’s Thumb Ranch is clearly making its mark in the culinary world,” Libby added.

The 2016 awards will be noted in Wine Spectator’s August issue.

About Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a year round, eco-friendly and award-winning 6,000-acre guest ranch resort, spa and corporate retreat, with full-service meeting and special event space for 10-350 people.  Easy to reach from Denver (65 miles west) off US Hwy 40 at 3530 County Road 83 in Tabernash, Colo., the Ranch has been recognized and honored worldwide for its environmentally friendly remodeling and restoration programs, commitment to historic preservation, green meeting facilities, sustainable and locally focused dining and Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine lists at Heck’s and Ranch House Restaurant.

The Ranch offers secluded cabins with EPA approved low-emission fireplaces and kitchen facilities, two guest lodges, two restaurants featuring organic/sustainably focused cuisine and Tesla and Universal car charging stations. Recreation enthusiasts have a virtual playground of options, including 35 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking (summer), 125+ km Nordic trail system for cross country skiing and snowshoeing (winter), as well as year round professional horsemanship program and stables, Summer Wrangler Camps, trail riding, skill training and feed rides, hiking, mountain biking, women’s retreats, fly-fishing , zip-lining, stand up paddle boarding, adventure/skill training courses, and a nature-based, 18,000 sq. ft. restorative spa featuring massage, facials, body wraps, soaks and more. 

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For more information or to make reservations, visit or call 970-726-5632.

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