The dining room at Sun Mountain Lodge has been awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. The award recognizes Sun Mountain for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world. The lodge’s wine cellar contains more than 5,000 bottles, over 600 different labels, and over 300 labels from Washington state.

Sun Mountain’s wine director, Don Elsing, has been selected to be a judge at the 2013 North Central Washington Wine Awards. Winners will be announced Aug. 10.