The World's Best Vineyards for 2020 have been announced in an online event, with South America remaining the top destination for a vineyard vacation.
Argentinian winery Zuccardi Valle de Uco was crowned winner for a second consecutive year for its "precision-made high-altitude wines". Uruguay's Bodega Garzón, came in second once again and was praised as a leader in sustainability, while Chilean winery Montes appears at number four. There were five South American winners in the top 20 in total.
Europe's best vineyard is Austria's Domäne Wachau, at number three, producing Grüner Veltliner white wines.
Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, California, took fifth place and was North America's highest entry. The winery is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2020 Top 50 vineyards represented 18 countries and also included first-time winners from India, Bulgaria and Japan.
See the top 50 list below.
How are the awards nominated?
The awards are based on nominations from a Voting Academy made up of more than 500 wine experts across the globe, divided into 18 geographical regions, with 36 experts in each.
"There is no predetermined checklist or criteria," said awards founder Andrew Reed as he introduced the live-streamed event. "The experience will take in all sorts of things connected with the visit. The tour, the tasting, the ambiance, the architecture, the wine, the food, the staff, the view... The list goes on."
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