James Beard-nominated Sweet Melissa’s Café has been honored by Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards with the Award of Excellence for their highly-curated wine list. The annual program recognizes restaurants around the world as the top destinations for wine lovers. Recipients of this award are celebrated for their excellent breadth across multiple wine growing regions and a significant vertical depth of top wines. The Sanibel Island-based restaurant is one of 2,289 restaurants in the world to receive an Award of Excellence this year. The magazine honors excellence in wine lists, recognizing programs in all 50 states and 80 countries and territories.

Wine Spectator has presented Sweet Melissa’s Café with the coveted award for the past three years, a testament to the restaurant’s distinctive wine list. The restaurant features a wide assortment of wines at a variety of price points all the while displaying excellent breadth across multiple regions and significant vertical depth of top wines. Wine from California, France, Italy, Austria, and other locations around the world are featured on the list.

To browse their award-winning menu and wine list, visit www. sweetmelissascafe.com/menu.

Sweet Melissa’s Café is open for Dinner Tuesday-Saturday starting at 5 PM. Guests are encouraged to make a reservation at www.opentable.com. The restaurant is also offering takeaway orders by phone at (239) 472-1956. In partnership with fellow island restaurateur Island Pizza, delivery is available for visitors and residents on Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Sweet Melissa’s Cafe is located at 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.