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
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.
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
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.
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.
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