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Discover the Most Recognised Spanish Wines in the World 2021
12 April 2021 @ 14:09

Familia Torres, Vega Sicilia and CVNE are at the top of the ranking of the 50 most recognised brands of the prestigious British publication 'Drinks International', which includes five other national wineries.


Familia Torres has once again been chosen as the most admired wine brand in the world according to the ranking The World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2021 produced annually by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International. Of the 11 editions of this ranking to date, it is the fifth time that the Penedès family winery, which has just celebrated its 150th anniversary, has obtained this first place.

The exclusive list, in which only 50 brands manage to enter, is the result of a survey of more than 200 experts in the sector in 48 countries, including sommeliers, wine buyers, wholesalers, bar owners, wine writers, educators and other specialists. In it they choose their five favourite brands taking into account aspects such as the quality and consistency of the wine, the value for money and the strength of the brand. Being an indisputable international benchmark and continuing to produce a range of quality wines at different levels, combining the best of tradition and modernity, are some of the reasons why the jury has considered placing Familia Torres in that first position, according to the specialised magazine.



The renowned Vega Sicilia (Ribera del Duero) occupies third place in the ranking, behind Argentina's Catena. The winery founded in 1864 in Valbuena de Duero (Valladolid), currently owned by the Álvarez family, rises six places compared to last year's list.

The Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (Cvne), in eighth place in the ranking, is the third most admired Spanish brand in the world. The family winery, which was born in 1879 in the Rioja town of Haro, has risen 15 places this year to place itself in the top 10. Its rise means that Spain is the country with the most admired brands among the top 10 in the world, while Australia has two and Argentina, France, Chile, Italy and Lebanon, with one each.

If the complete list of the 50 brands is taken into account, the countries that contribute the most wineries are France (with 11 mentions), Spain (with eight) and Italy (with six). The list of Spanish wineries is completed by the Riojan Campo Viejo (position 32) - the Catalan from the D.O. Pla de Bages Bodegas Abadal (37), the centenary Ramón Bilbao (43) - founded in Haro (La Rioja), which has been included in the ranking for three consecutive years, the Catalan Raventós Cordoníu (47) - one of the oldest wineries in Spain, founded in 1551 and famous for its Cavas, and La Rioja Alta, which debuts on the list.



1. Familia Torres. España

2. Catena. Argentina

3. Vega Sicilia. España

4. Henschke. Australia

5. Concha y Toro. Chile

6. Penfolds. Australia

7. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Francia

8. CVNE. España

9. Antinori. Italia

10. Château Musar. Líbano

11. E. Guigal. Francia

12. Château Lafite. Francia

13. Errazuriz. Chile

14. Felton Road. Nueva Zelanda

15. Villa Maria. Nueva Zelanda

16. Yalumba. Australia

17. Planeta. Italia

18. Château Cheval Blanc. Francia

19. M. Chapoutier. Francia

20. Château d'Yquem. Francia

21. Ridge. Estados Unidos

22. Symington. Portugal

23. Château Petrus. Francia

24. Frescobaldi. Italia

25. Château Palmer. Francia

26. Gaja. Italia

27. Montes. Chile

28. Cono Sur. Chile

29. Jackson Family Wines. Estados Unidos

30. Craggy Range. Nueva Zelanda

31. Château Margaux. Francia

32. Campo Viejo. España

33. Château Haut-Brion. Francia

34. Nederburg. Sudáfrica

35. Château Mouton-Rothschild. Francia

36. Bruce Jack. Sudáfrica

37. Bodegas Abadal. España

38. Esporão. Portugal

39. Gallo Family Vineyards. Estados Unidos

40. Sassicaia. Italia

41. Louis Latour. Francia

42. McGuigan. Australia

43. Ramón Bilbao. España

44. Oyster Bay. Nueva Zelanda

45. Royal Tokaji. Hungría

46. Beringer. Estados Unidos

47. Raventós Cordoníu. España

48. Santa Rita. Chile

49. Tignanello. Italia

50. La Rioja Alta. España


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