The second edition of The World’s Best Vineyard was held.
Zuccardi Valle de Uco, once again, choosen as the best in the World and South America by more than 500 international references.
The awards were announced in a virtual ceremony because of the pandemic. The focus was held on the quality of wine tourism by more than 1,500 wineries around the world. The juries make a choice from those they consider the best 50. In addition to evaluating the wines, the entire experience is examined: tours, tasting, ambiance, wine, food, staff, view, value for money, reputation, and accessibility.
The World’s Best Vineyards list is based on nominations from a Voting Academy made up of more than 500 leading wine experts, sommeliers and travel correspondents from across the globe.
The list of 2020 winners includes wineries from 18 countries on 5 continents.
World´s Best Vineyard and The Best Vineyard in South America: Zuccardi Valle de Uco (Argentina).
The Best Vineyard in Europe: Domäne Wachau (Austria).
The Best Vineyard in Australasia: Rippon (New Zealand).
The Best Vineyard in Asia: Château Mercian Mariko Winery (Japan)
The Best Vineyard in North America: Robert Mondavi (United States of America).
The Best Vineyard in Africa: Delaire Graff Estate (South Africa).
Sebastián Zuccardi affirmed “I believe this to be a great recognition to a family that believes in the place where it lives and grows. The winery is inspired by the Andes Mountains, which is what determines the identity of our wines; the winery seeks to be part of the landscape, without competing with the environment, so it will be current for a long time since it is based on the identity of the place. There is a great coherence between the winery and our way of making wines.”
The World’s Best Vineyards has been designed by the team at William Reed to raise the profile of wine tourism and encourage travellers to enjoy wine-related experiences around the globe. The World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 list reflects the diversity of the world’s wine landscape. The reveal of the 2020 list has been organised in partnership with Sonoma County Winegrowers.