The 2022 World’s Best Vineyards revealed – Top 50 listing

World’s Best Vineyards has revealed this year’s top wine destinations for 2022 at an event held last night 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.

Château Pape Clément, France, is the highest new entry at number 26. 

Andrew Reed, Managing Director Wine and Exhibitions at William Reed, commented that, “The World’s Best Vineyards highlights wine tourism destinations around the globe and now that travel is back on the cards, this year’s list is more important than ever for raising profiles with tourists and those looking for authentic and unique trips. We are so pleased to have been able to travel to Mendoza for this year’s event. It is a place of extraordinary beauty and of course, lots of amazing vineyards – the perfect wine tourism destination. Gracias!” 

Dr Nora Vicario, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Province of Mendoza, said that: “We were thrilled to be able to host this year’s World’s Best Vineyards event in Mendoza. Here you can breathe in wine and a culture unlike anywhere else in the world. It is one of the great wine capitals and the combination of mountains, wine and ever-increasing diversity and innovation makes it a perfect travel destination. Congratulations to all the wineries listed this year!” 

Catena Zapata is the highest entry from Mendoza, this year’s host, at number 9.  

2022 Top 50 results:

Place Vineyard Country Continent winner New entry Position in 2021
1 Antinori nel Chianti Classico (Marchesi Antinori) Italy Europe 6
2 Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Spain 2
3 Montes Chile South America 5
4 VIK Winery Chile 8
5 Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg’sche Domäne Schloss Johannisberg Germany 34
6 González Byass – Bodegas Tio Pepe Spain 9
7 Robert Mondavi Winery US North America 40
8 Quinta do Crasto Portugal 16
9 Catena Zapata Argentina 7
10 Bodega Garzón Uruguay 4
11 Ferrari Trento Italy 61 (2022 highest climber)
12 Champagne Billecart-Salmon France 55
13 Château Smith Haut Lafitte France 12
14 Weingut Dr. Loosen Germany 46
15 Champagne Taittinger France 13
16 Soalheiro Portugal 27
17 Trapiche Argentina 18
18 Clos Apalta Chile 17
19 Quinta da Aveleda Portugal 19
20 Domäne Wachau Austria 22
21 El Enemigo Wines Argentina 24
22 Château Mouton Rothschild France 36
23 Château d’Yquem France 59
24 Opus One Winery US 54
25 Bodegas Salentein Argentina 67
26 Château Pape Clément France Highest new entry n/a
27 Château Pichon Baron France 51
28 Quinta do Infantado Portugal 50
29 Abadía Retuerta Spain 32
30 Viña Casas del Bosque Chile 41
31 Quinta da Pacheca Portugal 56
32 Viu Manent Chile 45
33 Maison Ruinart France NEW n/a
34 Familia Torres – Pacs del Penedès Spain 26
35 Château Haut-Brion France 75
36 Henschke Australia Australasia 25
37 Quinta do Bomfim Portugal 38
38 Creation South Africa Africa 10
39 Klein Constantia Winery South Africa 44
40 Estate Argyros Greece NEW n/a
41 Craggy Range Winery New Zealand 11
42 Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Portugal 60
43 Chateau de Berne France NEW n/a
44 Bodegas Vivanco Spain n/a
45 Donnafugata – Marsala Italy NEW n/a
46 Jordan Vineyard & Winery US 92
47 Tokara Winery South Africa 97
48 Quinta do Noval Portugal 29
49 Penfolds Magill Estate Australia 37
50 Schloss Gobelsburg Austria n/a


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