The countdown of the Top 50 Vineyards was announced in a hybrid event that combined an in-person 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 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 represented 16 countries and included first-time entrants from Lebanon and Russia.
The World’s Best Vineyards list aims to highlight 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 grabbing the highest new entry, reaching number 14 in the list.