Penfolds named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019

Australian wine producer Penfolds has risen two places to be named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019. Penfolds has taken the top spot from Spanish producer Torres who has fallen to second, while New Zealand’s Villa Maria has risen five places to complete the podium in third.

Now in its ninth year, The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands has partnered with global wine market research company Wine Intelligence, who contributes to the voting system along with Drinks International’s global Academy of wine experts.

One member of the Academy said: “Penfolds has managed to maintain incredible consistency in quality and style throughout its extensive line of products for decades, and in recent years has been raising its high-end wines to the level of luxury products with mastery.”

Another Academy member added: “The brand has successfully preserved and extended its status as one of the icons of Australia and the world, with an outstanding focus on quality and a continued investment in marketing to maintain its position.”

Sassicaia of Italy was named the highest climber in 2019, having risen 23 places to sixth and French producer Jean-Marc Brocard is this year’s highest new entry, sitting 31st in the list.
Chile’s Concha Y Toro was also revealed as Most Admired Wine Brand in South America, while Chateau Musar of Lebanon received the same award for the Middle East and Africa.

Meanwhile US producer Ridge took the trophy for Most Admired Wine Brand in North America and of course Torres and Penfolds received the same awards for Europe and Australasia respectively.

On Sunday 17 March Drinks International hosted the first awards ceremony for The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands at Prowein, Dussledorf where representatives from the 50 selected brands were invited to attend.

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands is considered a leading authority on the most influential and trending wine producers from around the world and the full list can be seen below:

1. Penfolds, Australia
2. Torres, Spain
3. Villa Maria, New Zealand
4. Concha Y Toro, Chile
5. M. Chapoutier, France
6. Sassicaia, Italy
7. E. Guigal, France
8. Marqués de Riscal, Spain
9. Errazuriz, Chile
10. Ridge, USA
11. Cono Sur, Chile
12. Felton Road, New Zealand
13. Campo Viejo, Spain
14. Vega Sicilia, Spain
15. Château Margaux, France
16. Barefoot, USA
17. Tignanello, Italy
18. Château d’Yquem, France
19. Yalumba, Australia
20. Château Petrus, France
21. Cloudy Bay, New Zealand
22. Château Musar, Lebanon
23. Cavit, Italy
24. Château Lafite, France
25. Louis Latour, France
26. McGuigan, Australia
27. Georges Duboeuf, France
28. Château Haut-Brion, France
29. Château Cheval Blanc, France
30. Santa Rita, Chile
31. Jean Marc Brocard, France
32. Oyster Bay, New Zealand
33. Robert Mondavi, USA
34. Château Latour, France
35. Royal Tokaji, Hungary
36. Peter Lehmann, Australia
37. Wolf Blass, Australia
38. Château Mouton Rothschild, France
39. Yellowtail, Australia
40. Ramon Bilbao, Spain
41. Undurraga, Chile
42. Trapiche, Argentina
43. Jacob’s Creek, Australia
44. Beringer, USA
45. KWV, South Africa
46. Château Le Pin, France
47. Nederburg, South Africa
48. Inniskillin, Canada
49. Rosemount Estate, Australia
50. Barton & Guestier, France