Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that Red Pump Kitchen recently received Wine Spectator’s coveted 2018 Award of Excellence. Since opening in 2014, we have worked to establish ourselves as a can’t miss destination for culinarians and oenophiles alike.

True to our Virginia roots, the wine program at Red Pump Kitchen features impressive local selections, as well as hand-picked bottles ranging from the lush vineyards of California, to the mountain ranges of Tuscany. With notes of Cedar and deep Blackberry, our signature “Red Pump” wine is available to savor, along with other varieties produced locally by our sister property Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyards. Our carefully curated wine selections are meticulously matched with Chef Reid Owen’s Mediterranean and Tuscan-inspired menu, which showcases house-made pasta, gourmet pizzas, and seasonal dishes inspired by local Virginia farm partners.

TC Whysall, Sommelier at Red Pump,  has worked tirelessly to refine our wine list to its current award-winning state. In addition to his 20 years’ experience in restaurant and beverage management, TC earned his WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate and has studied in Argentina, California, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain.

Each and every bottle on Red Pump Kitchen’s rarified list is carefully selected to delight even the most discriminating palate for a truly exceptional sipping affair!

Started in 1981, the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards program includes The Award of Excellence, created to give special recognition to restaurants whose wine lists typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. 


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