Thankfully a recently published poll within the wine industry has just shared its findings on the world’s most admired wine brands.
For the third year running this Chilean giant has topped this poll. The company’s famous Casillero del Diablo wine was described by wine critic Matthew Jukes as the ‘finest value Cabernet on the planet’
This Spanish wine company has vineyards right across the country. It’s main brands such as Viña Sol and Sangre de Toro are lauded for their consistent quality.
This Aussie winemaker has long been considered to be one of the best wine producers down under. Over the past year it has become one of the leading luxury wine brands and has made big gains in Asia.
The most popular French brand in the poll has a longstanding reputation for creating quality organic and biodynamically produced wines. Started in 1808 Michel Chapoutier’s Chateauneuf du Pape has been one of the most high acclaimed from this brand.
|5. Cloudy Bay|
Ever popular in the UK, especially for its Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay is a flagship brand for the renowned Marlborough region of New Zealand.
Taking pride in their ‘pre-industrial’ style of wine making, Ridge is one of the hippest organic producers in the US. Shunning modern mass-production techniques its wines come from California’s Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties.
|7. Brancott Estate|
One of the earliest Marlborough producers this New Zealand pioneer has recently made big gains in North America and China, selling the now classic Sauvingon Blanc that it helped to define.
|8. Guigal |
This French family owned producer is famous for its many top notch reds from the Rhone valley. They’ve made a name for attention to detail and hands off approach.
Although the French didn’t do so well earlier in the poll, they clearly make up for it with a strong representation in the top 10. The Duboeuf family are at the pinnacle of the Beaujolais wine industry, shifting some 2.5 million cases of the stuff each year.
|10. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti|
Having produced their first vintage in 1232 DRC continue to be lauded by the critics this brand is widely considered to be the best in Burgundy and as some would have it, the world.