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World’s 50 best vineyards revealed for 2021: last year’s Argentine winner is number one again

World’s 50 best vineyards revealed for 2021: last year’s Argentine winner is number one again, Spain is second, Frenchman Chateau Margaux is third, and RUSSIA overtakes the US.

  • Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina was named the main wine tourism destination, for the third time in a row
  • The impressive Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal in the Spanish region of Rioja ranked second
  • The main entry for the Australasia region was New Zealand’s Craggy Range, at number 11

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The world’s 50 best vineyards for 2021 have been revealed, with the 2019 and 2020 winner taking the # 1 spot once again.

Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco was named the top wine tourism destination on the planet in a ceremony held at the Schloss Johannisberg winery in Rheingau, Germany.

The impressive Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal in Spain’s Rioja region came in second, closely followed by Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux, France.

Argentina's Zuccardi Valle de Uco, pictured, was named the top wine tourism destination on the planet for the third year in a row.

Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco, pictured, was named the top wine tourism destination on the planet for the third year in a row.

The impressive Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal in the Spanish region of Rioja ranked second

The impressive Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal in the Spanish region of Rioja ranked second

The impressive Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal in the Spanish region of Rioja ranked second

The 2021 ranking represents 16 countries and includes first-time entrants to the list from Lebanon and Russia, with the latter’s Sikory winery, famous for its rocky clay soil, ranked 20th and the Lefkadia Valley at the 20th. number 23.

Karam Wines of Lebanon was the new highest entry, reaching 14th on the list.

The top entry for the Australasia region was New Zealand’s Craggy Range, ranked 11th, while the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley flew the North American flag, ranking 40th overall.

No vineyard in the UK made it to the top 50.

The World’s Best Vineyards list ‘aims to highlight the great diversity between established and emerging wine tourism destinations’, with the list decided by the votes of 600 global travel and wine experts.

Chateau Margaux (pictured) in Bordeaux, France, was named the third best vineyard in the world

Chateau Margaux (pictured) in Bordeaux, France, was named the third best vineyard in the world

Chateau Margaux (pictured) in Bordeaux, France, was named the third best vineyard in the world

The fourth best vineyard in the world?  That will be the Garzón Winery in Uruguay, in the photo.

The fourth best vineyard in the world?  That will be the Garzón Winery in Uruguay, in the photo.

The fourth best vineyard in the world? That will be the Garzón Winery in Uruguay, in the photo.

Shown here is the Craggy Range Vineyard in New Zealand, the 11th vineyard in the world.

Shown here is the Craggy Range Vineyard in New Zealand, the 11th vineyard in the world.

Shown here is the Craggy Range Vineyard in New Zealand, the 11th vineyard in the world.

Russia's Sikory winery, pictured, ranked 20th, well ahead of the top-ranked vineyard in the US.

Russia's Sikory winery, pictured, ranked 20th, well ahead of the top-ranked U.S. vineyard.

Russia’s Sikory winery, pictured, ranked 20th, well ahead of the top-ranked U.S. vineyard.

The Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley flew the North American flag, ranking 40th overall.

The Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley flew the North American flag, ranking 40th overall.

The Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley flew the North American flag, ranking 40th overall.

In the keynote speech at the ceremony, Andrew Reed, Managing Director of Wines and Exhibitions at William Reed, highlighted how vital wine tourism is to the global economy.

He said: “Wine tourism is of great importance to the global economy and local economies, as it creates jobs directly in the wineries, but it also encourages visitors to the area and the associated income that this generates.

‘This is more important than ever with the recent global situation, and we know that by shedding light on wine tourism as we do with the best vineyards in the world, the message reaches more people to come and discover the uniqueness of wine and where it is. done.’

Steffen Schindler from Wines of Germany commented: ‘We would like to thank the organizers and masterminds behind these awards for raising awareness of wine tourism around the world and in Germany of course.

“Wine tourism has become a very important economic pillar for many of our wine estates, and we know that the most loyal customers are those who have come to our estates and our wine regions in person.”

Visit www.worldsbestvineyards.com for more information on the winners.

THE WORLD’S BEST VINEYARDS OF 2021 REVEALED

1. Zuccardi Valle de Uco – Argentina

2. Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal – Spain

3. Château Margaux – France

4. Garzón Winery – Uruguay

5. Montes – Chile

6. Antinori nel Chianti Classico – Italy

7. Catena Zapata – Argentina

8. Bodega VIK – Chile

9. González Byass – Bodegas Tio Pepe – Spain

10. Creation – South Africa

11. Craggy Range – New Zealand

12. Château Smith Haut Lafitte – France

13. Champagne Taittinger – France

14. Karam Wines – Lebanon

15. Rippon – New Zealand

16. Quinta do Crasto – Portugal

17. Clos Apalta – Chile

18. Trapiche – Argentina

19. Quinta da Aveleda – Portugal

20. Sikory Winery – Russia

21. Chateau Oumsiyat – Lebanon

22. Domäne Wachau – Austria

23. Lefkadia Valley – Russia

24. Wines El Enemigo – Argentina

25. Henschke – Australia

26. Torres Family – Pacs del Penedès – Spain

27. Soalheiro – Portugal

28. Vina Santa Rita – Chile

29. Quinta do Noval – Portugal

30. Delaire Graff Estate – South Africa

31. D’Arenberg – Australia

32. Abadía Retuerta – Spain

33. Château Mercian Mariko Winery – Japan

34. Schloss Johannisberg – Germany

35. Bodega Colomé – Argentina

36. Château Mouton Rothschild – France

37. Penfolds Magill Estate – Australia

38. Quinta do Bomfim – Portugal

39. Château Héritage – Lebanon

40. Robert Mondavi Winery – United States

41. Vina Casas del Bosque – Chile

42. SuperUco – Argentina

43. Bodegas RE – Chile

44. Klein Constantia Winery – South Africa

45. Viu Manent – Chile

46. ​​Weingut Dr. Loosen – Germany

47. Ridge Vineyards – Monte Bello – United States

48. Château Cana – Lebanon

49. Quinta do Vallado – Portugal

50. Quinta do Infantado – Portugal

Source: www.worldsbestvineyards.com

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