Four Australian wine brands have been named the world’s ‘most admired’ – and you can have them delivered to your door now during the virus pandemic.
A jury made up of 200 buyers and connoisseurs of wines from 48 different countries tasted an irreproachable quality drops from all regions, styles and qualities for Drinks International’s list of the world’s most admired wine brands, 2020.
The judges voted based on taste, quality, marketing and packaging and whether the bottles reflect their region or country and are aimed at a wide audience.
And four Australian favorites – Penfolds (2), 19 Crimes (4), Henschke (18) and Yellow Tail (20) – entered the top 20.
Last year’s winner, Penfolds, which is Treasury Wine Estates’ flagship Australian wine brand, dropped a spot to second
Topping the list at number four is 19 crimes, which is named after the historic practice of British convicts who were sentenced to live in Australia for violating one of the 19 crimes.
The world’s most admired wine brands in the Top 20 2020
1. Catena (Argentina)
2. Penfolds (Australia)
3. Torres (Spain)
4. 19 Crimes (Australia)
5. Concha Y Toro (Chile)
6. Antinori (Italy)
7. Symington (Portugal)
8. Villa Maria (New Zealand)
9. Vega Sicilia (Spain)
10. Cloudy Bay (New Zealand)
11. Errazuriz (Chile)
12. Barefoot (United States)
13. Esporo (Portugal)
14. Crest (United States)
15. Sassicaia (Italy)
16. E. Guigal (France)
17. Ramon Bilbao (Spain)
18. Henschke (Australia)
19. Cono Sur (Chile)
20. Yellow tail (Australia)
“There are thousands of wineries vying for attention globally, but only 50 elite brands have succeeded,” said Martin Green, editor-in-chief of Drinks International.
“To earn a spot on this prestigious list is a tremendous achievement because there are a number of fantastic producers who have missed it. “
Last year’s winner, Penfolds, which is Treasury Wine Estates‘ flagship Australian wine brand, dropped a spot to second place.
“To be honored as the world’s most admired brand on our 175th anniversary is something really profound,” said Peter Gago, chief winemaker at Penfolds.
“We have a heritage and a history that is always celebrated and a future where we are always keen to innovate, surprise and push the limits. This global recognition from our peers is something to celebrate and celebrate.
Topping the list at number four is 19 crimes, which is named after the historic practice of British convicts who were sentenced to live in Australia for committing any of the 19 crimes, including theft, arson and l ‘aggression.
One of Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries, Henschke was ranked number 18 after being recognized for the first time as “the world’s most admired wine brand”.
One of Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries, Henschke was ranked number 18 after being recognized for the first time as “the world’s most admired wine brand”
Family-owned Yellow Tail Vineyard, in the country town of Yenda, took 20th place in the list
How are the “world’s most admired wine brands” selected?
The jury was invited to vote for wine brands from all regions, styles and qualities.
The awards for the most admired wine brands are based on the following criteria:
- Wine is constant or improving in quality
- It reflects its region or country of origin
- It meets the needs and tastes of its target audience
- It is well marketed and packaged
- It has a strong appeal to a large demographic
“We are delighted and honored to be placed in the Top 20, as a new entry. To be one of the five Australian wine brands included in this prestigious list is gratifying, ”said owner and chief winemaker Stephen Henschke.
“As a sixth generation family owned winery established 150 years ago in the Eden Valley of South Australia, we are delighted to be so respected by the international wine community. “
The family-owned Yellow Tail Vineyard, in the small country town of Yenda, took 20th place in the annual poll.
Drinks International has started celebrating and honoring wine brands with its annual industry survey since 2011.
Australians can have wines delivered to their doorstep through major liquor websites such as Dan Murphy’s and Liquorland.