Bodega Garzón, Montes and Henschke among the World's Best Vineyards 2020
The World’s Best Vineyards in 2020 were announced this week with three of our producers included in the Top 50. Bodega Garzòn came in at number two for the second year in a row, with Montes the highest ranked Chilean winery in fourth place and Henschke, one of only three Australian entries, at number 25.
The competition, now in its second year, reveals the best vineyard experiences as determined by 500 leading wine experts, sommeliers and travel correspondents from across the globe.
Described as “a new Uruguayan icon”, second place Bodega Garzón was hailed as “one of the most innovative South American wineries to emerge in the past decade”, as it “continues to blaze a trail”. Part of their standout comes from “pioneering premium Uruguayan wines”, especially Tannat and Albariño.
Montes, up two places from last year to fourth position, is named as “one of the most affecting wine destinations in Chile.” Their success and pioneering spirit are said to have “paved the way for a plethora of ground-breaking projects”, as demonstrated by the planting of a new vineyard on the island of Mechuque in Chile’s extreme south.
Finally, in 25th position, family-owned Henschke’s 150-year-old winemaking history also impressed. The judges remarked how the current fifth generation have propelled Henschke to “the highest level of New World wine brands, marrying family heritage, vineyard know-how and firm sustainability principles – centred on using organic and biodynamic farming methods – to make some of the finest wines in the Eden Valley of Barossa and the Adelaide Hills”.
To read more on the competition, please visit www.worldsbestvineyards.com.
Photos: Bodega Garzòn Winery and Vineyards