Award-winning Australian wineries have been snubbed by a prestigious vineyards award.
The World’s Best Vineyards award takes into account the best places to ‘taste terrific wines’ across five continents and 18 countries.
Topping the list for the second year in a row was Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina thanks to its ‘stunning high-altitude wines, brooding behemoth of the Zuccardi winery and the Piedra Infinita Cocina restaurant’.
But there is no mention of celebrated vineyards in Barossa, the Margaret River or the Hunter Valley.
Topping the list for the second year in a row was Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina (pictured)
In second place Bodega Garzón in Uruguay which is looked after by celebrity chef Francis Mallmann (Pictured, friends enjoying the vineyard)
In second place Bodega Garzón in Uruguay which is looked after by celebrity chef Francis Mallmann.
Lucky third was awarded to Domäne Wachau in Austria, which jumped 19 places from the previous year.
Australia’s first vineyard made an appearance at 24th place with Penfolds in Adelaide Hills.
‘This is one of South Australia’s finest food and wine experiences – as befits the most famous name in Australian wine,’ the judges said.
Henschke in the Barossa Valley was right behind it at 25th place dubbed ‘possibly Australia’s most famous vineyard’.
‘The Henschke Hill of Grace Experience is a must for the wine lover, offering exclusive access to this renowned vineyard,’ it read.
Australia’s first vineyard made an appearance at 24th place with Penfolds (pictured) in Adelaide Hills
Henschke (pictured) in the Barossa Valley was right behind it at 25th place dubbed ‘possibly Australia’s most famous vineyard’
‘Together with a tour of the winery and the chance to taste ten world-class wines, including the limited release single-vineyard Shiraz wines Mount Edelstone, Hill of Roses and the ultimate South Australian icon, Hill of Grace.’
New Zealanders had two wineries placed in the top 20 with Central Otago Rippon coming in at 13th and was named the best vineyard in Australasia.
The Hawke’s Bay’s Craggy Range was not far behind placed in 17th in the awards.
‘All the places on the World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 list are worth visiting. All offer an experience to remember – and delicious wines!’ the website read.
World’s Top 10 Best Vineyards
- Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Argentina
- Bodega Garzón in Uruguay
- Domäne Wachau in Austria
- Montes in Chile
- Robert Mondavi Winery in the US
- Bodegas Marqués de Riscal in Spain
- Château Smith Haut Lafitte in France
- Quinta do Crasto in Portugal
- Antinori nel Chianti Classico in Italy
- VIK winery in Chile