World’s Best Vineyards has revealed this year’s top wine destinations for 2022 at an event held in Argentina’s wine capital, Mendoza. The annual list which highlights the world’s finest and most diverse vineyards across the globe announced the Top 50 with the innovative Antinori nel Chianti Classico in Tuscany, Italy, topping the list for the first time. Italy also celebrated the highest climber accolade with sparkling wine producer Ferrari Trento moving 50 places up the list to 11.

Spain’s Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal with its longstanding history and breath-taking architecture took second place for two years in a row, whilst Chilean vineyards, Montes and VIK Winery, achieved third and fourth place. Montes also took continent winner for South America, with Robert Mondavi Winery which is described as the ‘soul of Napa Valley’ topping North America. The best in Africa was revealed as Creation in South Africa, whilst Henschke in Australia topped the list with the stunning winery in the Eden Valley.

France and Portugal had the highest overall split of vineyards with each taking 11 spots on this year’s Top 100 list.

The 2022 list includes more countries than ever before with 20 from all six continents being featured. It also includes exciting first-time entrants from India, Bulgaria and Greece highlighting the recent growth in the industry. There were more English entries than ever before with Balfour Winery (78), Gusbourne (85) and Nyetimber (93) joining Ridgeview at number 73.

This year’s host, Zuccardi Valle de Uco has been promoted to the World’s Best Vineyard’s Hall of Fame after coming top of the list three years in a row. Going forward the new category will be formed of vineyards that top the annual vote of the World’s 50 Best Vineyards and are therefore no longer eligible to be voted for on new editions of the list.

World’s Best Vineyards Top 50:

  1 – Antinori nel Chianti Classico (Marchesi Antinori), San Casciano, Italy
  2 – Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal, La Rioja, Spain
  3 – Montes, Colchagua Valley, Chile
  4 – VIK Winery, Cachapoal Valley, Chile
  5 – Schloss Johannisberg, Rheingau, Germany
  6 – González Byass, Bodegas Tio Pepe, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  7 – Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville United States, USA
  8 – Quinta do Crasto, Douro, Portugal
  9 – Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina
10 – Bodega Garzón, Maldonado, Uruguay
11 – Ferrari Trento, Trento, Italy
12 – Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France
13 – Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France
14 – Weingut Dr Loosen, Mosel, Germany
15 – Champagne Taittinger, Champagne, France
16 – Soalheiro, Alvaredo, Portugal
17 – Trapiche, Mendoza, Argentina
18 – Clos Apalta, Apalta Valley, Chile
19 – Quinta da Aveleda, Penafiel, Portugal
20Domäne Wachau, Wachau Valley, Austria
21 – El Enemigo Wines, Mendoza, Argentina
22 – Château Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
23 – Château d’Yquem, Bordeaux, France
24 – Opus One Winery, Oakville, USA
25 – Bodegas Salentein, Uco Valley, Argentina
26 – Château Pape Clément, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
27 – Château Pichon Baron, Bordeaux, France
28 – Quinta do Infantado, Pinhão Douro, Portugal
29 – Abadía Retuerta, Valladolid, Spain
30 – Viña Casas del Bosque, Casablanca Valley, Chile
31 – Quinta da Pacheca, Lamego, Portugal
32 – Viu Manent, Colchagua Valley, Chile
33 – Maison Ruinart, Champagne, France
34 – Pacs del Penedès (Familia Torres), Penedès, Spain
35 – Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
36 – Henschke, Barossa Valley, Australia
37 – Quinta do Bomfim (Symington Family Estates), Douro, Portugal
38 – Creation, Walker Bay, South Africa
39 – Klein Constantia Winery, Cape Town, South Africa
40 – Estate Argyros, Santorini, Greece
41 – Craggy Range, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
42 – Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Covas do Douro, Portugal
43 – Chateau de Berne, Flayosc, France
44 – Bodegas Vivanco, La Rioja, Spain
45 – Donnafugata – Marsala, Marsala, Sicily, Italy
46 – Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, USA
47 – Tokara Winery, Stellenbosch, South Africa
48 – Quinta do Noval, Douro, Portugal
49 – Magill Estate (Penfolds), Adelaide Hills, Australia
50 – Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal, Austria

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