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Calling all oenophiles: Here are the 50 best wineries to visit around the world


by Shayna Sappington
17th Jul 2020

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The World’s Best Vineyards awards have confirmed the top wineries to add to your must-visit list


Planning your next big trip abroad? If you are looking for fairytale cottages, ancient cellars or Michelin-starred restaurants, you might want to consider this list.

The World’s Best Vineyards awards have announced the top 50 wine tourism destinations around the world.

best wineries
Clos Apalta, Chile

Aiming for unconventional, top tier wineries, the awards are chosen by an academy of internationally renowned oenophiles — 500 wine experts, sommeliers and travel correspondents.

They choose the best overall experience in tour, tasting, ambiance, wine, food, staff, view, reputation, accessibility and value for money.

Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal, Spain

This year’s list includes 18 countries across five continents, featuring unique winery experiences like horse-drawn vintage carriage tours, dining amid beautifully restored classic cars and unbeatable gourmet cooking lessons on an open fire.

While it’s no surprise that South American wineries hold the top two spots (Argentina’s Zuccardi Valle de Uco and Bodega Garzón in Uruguay), wineries in India, Bulgaria and Japan are also spotlighted.

Here are the world’s top 50 wineries in 2020:

  1. Zuccardi Valle de Uco, Argentina
  2. Bodega Garzón, Uruguay
  3. Domäne Wachau, Austria
  4. Montes, Chile
  5. Robert Mondavi Winery, United States
  6. Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal, Spain
  7. Château Smith Haut Lafitte, France
  8. Quinta do Crasto, Portugal
  9. Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Italy
  10. VIK Winery, Chile
  11. Catena Zapata, Argentina
  12. Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg’sche Domäne Schloss Johannisberg, Germany
  13. Rippon, New Zealand
  14. Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa
  15. Weingut Dr. Loosen, Germany
  16. Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello, United States
  17. Craggy Range, New Zealand
  18. González Byass – Bodega Tio Pepe, Spain
  19. Château Pichon Baron, France
  20. Opus One Winery, United States
  21. Ceretto, Italy
  22. Château Margaux, France
  23. Bodegas Salentein, Argentina
  24. Penfolds Magill Estate, Australia
  25. Henschke, Australia
  26. Bodega Bouza, Uruguay
  27. Clos Apalta, Chile
  28. Champagne Taittinger, France
  29. Champagne Billecart-Salmon, France
  30. Château Mercian Mariko Winery, Japan
  31. Château d’Yquem, France
  32. Bodegas RE, Chile
  33. Château Mouton Rothschild, France
  34. d’Arenberg, Australia
  35. Viña Errázuriz, Chile
  36. Gaja, Italy
  37. Domaine Sigalas SA, Greece
  38. Château Oumsiyat, Lebanon
  39. Wine Cellar Villa Melnik, Bulgaria
  40. Viña Casas del Bosque, Chile
  41. Bodegas Vivanco, Spain
  42. Familia Torres, Spain
  43. Viu Manent, Chile
  44. Maison Ruinart, France
  45. Domaine Marcel Deiss, France
  46. KRSMA Estates, India
  47. Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, United States
  48. Château Heritage, Lebanon
  49. Quinta do Noval, Portugal
  50. Trapiche, Argentina

Feature image: Bodega Garzón, Uruguay

 

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