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This is the 11th year the UK publication Drinks International has presented a list of the world’s most admired wine brands. 

Drinks International editor Martin Green said: “The Most Admired Wine Brands 2021 highlights the most iconic, exciting and innovative producers in the world.

The brands were chosen by an academy made up of the world’s leading wine experts, including buyers, sommeliers, wholesalers, bar owners, Masters of Wine, writers and educators from 48 different countries.

European brands featured 29 times on the list, led by France with 11 brands, Spain with eight and Italy with six. Needless to say, this is a global list so don’t be put off by the fact that only four wine producers in the U.S. made the list.  Those four should be quite proud. What is astonishing are the highly respected French Chateaus that landed behind two of the North American brands.

THE LIST

Ranking

Brand

Country

1

Familia Torres Spain

2

Catena Argentina

3

Vega Sicilia Spain

4

Henschke Australia

5

Concha y Toro Chile

6

Penfolds Australia

7

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti France

8

CVNE Spain

9

Antinori Italy

10

Château Musar Lebanon

11

E. Guigal France

12

Château Lafite France

13

Errazuriz Chile

14

Felton Road New Zealand

15

Villa Maria New Zealand

16

Yalumba Australia

17

Planeta Italy

18

Château Cheval Blanc France

19

M. Chapoutier France

20

Château d’Yquem France

21

Ridge USA

22

Symington Portugal

23

Château Petrus France

24

Frescobaldi Italy

25

Château Palmer France

26

Gaja Italy

27

Montes Chile

28

Cono Sur Chile

29

Jackson Family Wines USA

30

Craggy Range New Zealand

31

Château Margaux France

32

Campo Viejo Spain

33

Château Haut-Brion France

34

Nederburg South Africa

35

Château Mouton-Rothschild France

36

Bruce Jack South Africa

37

Bodegas Abadal Spain

38

Esporão Portugal

39

Gallo Family Vineyards USA

40

Sassicaia Italy

41

Louis Latour France

42

McGuigan Australia

43

Ramón Bilbao Spain

44

Oyster Bay New Zealand

45

Royal Tokaji Hungary

46

Beringer USA

47

Raventós Cordoníu Spain

48

Santa Rita Chile

49

Tignanello Italy

50

La Rioja Alta Spain

You can read The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2021 magazine here to learn more about the brands featured on the list.