Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2018


Zoës has won numerous awards for its outstanding cuisine and participation in charity events.

  • Named in America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
  • Wine Spectator Best of Award, 2012 - 2018
  • 2010 Santé Restaurant Award - one out of only 88 eateries nationwide!
  • Hampton Roads Platinum Plates, 2009 - #1 in all of Hampton Roads
  • Hampton Roads 13 Top Sweet Eats 
    "Zoës Cup of Hot Chocolate" (dish now called "Chocolate Souffle on the Dessert Menu).
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence,  2009
  • Stellar Cellar Hampton Roads  2009 (Platinum Level)

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Virginia Pilot

Executive Chef Paul Benton crafts relaxing but upscale atmosphere at Zoes.



Wine bottles in wooden box


In February 2014, Zoës tied for the number 2 highest bidder at the Premier Napa Valley Auction.

List of purchased wines:

  • 2012 Bello Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

  • 2012 Shafer Vineyards, Sunspot Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon - Stags Leap District

  • 2012 Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon - St. Helena



In addition to February 2014 we have purchased the following.
These are one-of-a-kind wines that can only be purchased through Zoes.

February 2015
  2013 Hess Collection Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon
  2013 Trefethen Family Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Lost & Found

February 2016
  2014 Alpha Omega - Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. To Kalon
  2014 Gandona Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon
  2014 Matthiasson - Red Wine, Three Sisters
  2014 Shafer Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunspot Vineyard
  2014 Tierra Roja Vinyeards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Collaboration
  2014 Trefethen Family Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Perfect Timing

February 2017
  2015 Gandona Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon
  2015 Hall - Cabernet Sauvignon, Sacrashe
  2015 La Jota Vineyard Co. - Cabernet Sauvignon
  2015 Mt. Brave - Cabernet Sauvignon