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World's Best Vineyards in 2021

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World’s Best Vineyards has unveiled the very best wine tourism destinations across the globe in a ceremony that took place on 20 September at Schloss Johannisberg, Rheingau, Germany.

The countdown of the Top 50 vineyards was announced in a hybrid event combining a real-life ceremony and digital live film to showcase the world’s best and most unique vineyards.

Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco topped the list, making it a hat trick of celebrations for the Andean winery. The stunning Bodegas de los Herederos del Marques de Riscal in Spain’s Rioja region took second place and was closely followed by Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux, France.

The 2021 Top 50 vineyards represent 16 countries and include first-time entrants onto the list from Lebanon and Russia.

The World’s Best Vineyards list aims to highlight the sheer diversity across both established and emerging wine tourism destinations and the list is voted by the Academy of 600 global wine and travel experts. This year saw 10 new destinations in the Top 50 with Karam Wines in Lebanon becoming the highest new entry and reaching number 14 in the list. There are two new Russian entries from the Krasnodar region with Sikory Winery famous for its rocky clay soil entering the list for the first time at number 20 and the Lefkadia Valley hitting number 23.

In the opening speech of the ceremony, Andrew Reed, Managing Director Wine and Exhibitions at William Reed, highlighted that "Wine tourism is hugely important to the global economy and local economies, creating jobs directly at the wineries but also encouraging visitors to the area and the associated revenue which that generates. This is more important than ever with the recent global situation, and we know that by shining the light on wine tourism as we do with the World’s Best Vineyards the message gets out to more people to come and discover the uniqueness of wine and where it is made."

World's Best Vineyards 2021

Steffen Schindler, this year’s partner from Wines of Germany commented, "We’d like to thank the organisers and the masterminds behind these awards for raising awareness of wine tourism worldwide 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 that have come to our estates and our wine regions in person."

2021 Top 50 results:  

Place  

Vineyard 

Country  

Continent winner  

Highest in country  

Position in 2020  

1 

Zuccardi Valle de Uco 

Argentina  

South America 

Argentina 

2 

Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal 

Spain 

Europe 

Spain 

3 

Château Margaux 

France  

 

France 

22 

4 

Bodega Garzón 

Uruguay 

 

Uruguay 

5 

Montes 

Chile  

 

Chile 

6 

Antinori nel Chianti Classico  

Italy  

 

Italy 

7 

Catena Zapata 

Argentina  

   

11 

8 

VIK Winery 

Chile  

   

10 

9 

González Byass – Bodegas Tio Pepe 

Spain 

   

18 

10 

Creation 

South Africa  

Africa 

South Africa 

n/a 

11 

Craggy Range 

New Zealand 

Australasia 

New Zealand 

17 

12 

Château Smith Haut Lafitte 

France  

   

13 

Champagne Taittinger 

France  

   

28 

14 

Karam Wines 

Lebanon 

Asia 

Lebanon 

n/a 

15 

Rippon 

New Zealand  

   

13 

16 

Quinta do Crasto 

Portugal  

 

Portugal 

17 

Clos Apalta 

Chile  

   

27 

18 

Trapiche 

Argentina  

   

50 

19 

Quinta da Aveleda 

Portugal  

   

n/a 

20 

Sikory Winery 

Russia  

 

Russia 

n/a 

21 

Chateau Oumsiyat 

Lebanon 

   

38 

22 

Domäne Wachau  

Austria  

 

Austria 

23 

Lefkadia Valley 

Russia  

   

n/a 

24 

El Enemigo Wines 

Argentina  

   

n/a 

25 

Henschke 

Australia  

 

Australia 

25 

26 

Familia Torres – Pacs del Penedès 

Spain  

   

42 

27 

Soalheiro 

Portugal  

   

n/a 

28 

Viña Santa Rita 

Chile  

   

n/a 

29 

Quinta do Noval 

Portugal  

   

49 

30 

Delaire Graff Estate 

South Africa  

   

14 

31 

d'Arenberg 

Australia  

   

34 

32 

Abadía Retuerta 

Spain  

   

n/a 

33 

Château Mercian Mariko Winery 

Japan  

 

Japan 

30 

34 

Schloss Johannisberg 

Germany  

 

Germany 

12 

35 

Bodega Colomé 

Argentina  

   

n/a 

36 

Château Mouton Rothschild 

France  

   

33 

37 

Penfolds Magill Estate  

Australia  

   

24 

38 

Quinta do Bomfim 

Portugal  

   

n/a 

39 

Château Héritage  

Lebanon 

   

48 

40 

Robert Mondavi Winery 

United States  

North America 

United States 

41 

Viña Casas del Bosque 

Chile  

   

40 

42 

SuperUco 

Argentina  

   

n/a 

43 

Bodegas RE 

Chile  

   

32 

44 

Klein Constantia Winery 

South Africa  

   

n/a 

45 

Viu Manent 

Chile  

   

43 

46 

Weingut Dr. Loosen 

Germany  

   

15 

47 

Ridge Vineyards – Monte Bello 

United States 

   

16 

48 

Château Cana 

Lebanon 

   

n/a 

49 

Quinta do Vallado 

Portugal  

   

n/a 

50 

Quinta do Infantado 

Portugal  

   

n/a 

 

The first-ever Top 51-100 vineyards list can also be found on www.worldsbestvineyards.com 

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