The 2022 World’s Best Vineyards revealed

The 2022 World’s Best Vineyards revealed

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.

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


The full list can be found on