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Vineyard Restaurant Awards. Articles, and Recognitions


In the 34 years that The Vineyard Restaurant has been in business, it has consistently been honored with awards, recognitions and praise from various publications and organizations. The following is a list of just some of these, and the actual plaques, articles, and commendations can also be viewed in the lobby of The Vineyard.

The Vineyard Restaurant got another award:
The Best of the Valley's 2014 "Best Kept Secret" Award!

best kept secret award

  • 2014 Best Kept Secret Award

  • Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009 in the Best of the Valley Award from the California Restaurant Association Fresno Chapter.
  • Cited as one of the Central Valley’s best restaurants in Wine Spectator Magazine  in the December 15, 1998 issue.
  • Voted Best Restaurant by the 2002 Sierra Gateway Readers’ Poll.
  • Featured restaurant in the Ford Times, April, 1989.
  • Named in Via AAA Traveler’s Companion Magazine as one of the top dining spots in the Central Valley, March-April 2004 edition.
  • Received a Diamond Rating from AAA in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
  • Madera’s Mayor’s Office proclaimed March 1, 2010 as a day of celebration in honor of the Mariscotti family for contributions to the community.
  • Named in NCSA Golf Magazine as the place to eat when golfing in the Central Valley in the Spring issue of 2008.
  • Chris Mariscotti, owner of the Vineyard Restaurant, receives commendation and resolution by the California Legislature Assembly in February 2004 for outstanding service as President of the Board of Directors for the Madera Chamber of Commerce.
  • Voted Best Restaurant in Madera in the November 2007 issue of Fresno Magazine
  • On April 16, 2008, the Vineyard Restaurant is featured in an article in the Fresno Bee about serving grass-fed beef.
  • Recognition by the California Beef Council for outstanding beef menuing and support of the California beef industry.
  • Praised by Fresno Bee in the Dining Out section on January 6, 2000, September 25, 2002, and five other undated publications.
  • Bob Mariscotti, founder and owner of the Vineyard, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award on August 24, 2011, by the Madera Chamber of Commerce.