Talking Stick Resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, Orange Sky, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are particularly proud to present this year’s winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “As wine becomes more important to diners, the Awards program is thriving—with an increasing number of entries, as well as growing print, digital and social audiences. Wine Spectator congratulates each and every award winner.”

“We are honored to receive Wine Spectator’s ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ for the second year in a row,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “Orange Sky is Talking Stick Resort’s culinary jewel and this recognition is a huge honor for our culinary team and a testament to our extensive wine offerings.”

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—with 2,335; 1,168; and 89 winners this year in each respective category. Five of the Grand Award winners are first timers.

Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort won the Best of Award of Excellence. Best of Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.

The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue and online at, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

Located on the 15th floor of Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky offers a romantic décor, 360-degree views of the Valley, aged beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant’s glass wine room contains more than 100 white wine selections, which are stored in a temperature controlled environment of 42 degrees, and red wines that are kept in hand-crafted, cedar wood wine racks. To learn more information about Orange Sky or to make a reservation, call (480) 850-8606 or visit

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