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The Argentine winery Zuccardi was chosen as the best vineyard in the world 2021


For the third consecutive year, it was first in the World's Best Vineyards ranking, among 1,500 establishments around the globe.

Carmen Ercegovich

09/20/2021 2:58 PM

  • Clarí

  • Gourmet

Updated 09/20/2021 3:00 PM

It is becoming almost a habit


As in 2019 and 2020, the Argentine winery Zuccardi, located in Mendoza's Uco Valley, was at the top of the World's Best Vineyards ranking and

was chosen for the third time in a row as the best vineyard in South America and the world of the year

among 1,500 establishments that participated from all over the globe. 

Sebastián Zuccardi, winemaker at Bodega Zuccardi.

Piedra Infinita began to be built in 2013 and in March 2016 it was opened to tourism.

Until 2019 they received an average of 25 thousand visitors, of which 70% were foreigners.

To get there, visitors must travel just over an hour by car, 110 kilometers, from the city of Mendoza to the winery

in the town of Altamira, municipality of San Carlos.

The stone cellar has a production capacity of one million liters of wine.

It is made with grapes from three vineyards (300 hectares owned by Zuccardi) in different locations in the Uco Valley: Gualtallary, San Pablo and Altamira.

His icon wine, which was awarded 100 Parker points last year, is Piedra Infinita. 

José "Pepe" Zuccardi at the 2019 awards, in which Bodega Zuccardi also came in first place.

The 2020 Best Vineyards ceremony was held this September 20 in Germany. 

The ranking rewards the quality of the oenological tourism of more than 1,500 wineries

around the world.

The organizers clarify that, in addition to evaluating the wines, the entire experience is examined: the gastronomy, the route, the atmosphere, the staff, the view, the price, the reputation, the accessibility and everything that makes a visit a Rewarding experience.

Voters are international leaders from the world of wine, sommeliers and luxury travel correspondents from around the world.

Zuccardi Winery in Valle de Uco.

The list of 2021 winners spans country wineries on five continents.

Other Argentine wineries that were among the top 50 were

Catena Zapata

(Agrelo, Mendoza), in position 7, 

Bodega Trapiche

(Maipú, Mendoza), in position 18,

El Enemigo Wines

, in position 24,

Bodega Colomé

(Salta) , in position 35 and

Bodega Super Uco

(Mendoza), in position 42.

The 10 best vineyards in the world 2021

The top 10 of the best vineyards in the world from the World's Best Vineyards is as follows:

1. Bodega Zuccardi (Argentina)

2. Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain

3. Château Margaux, France

4. Garzón Winery (Uruguay)

5. Bodega Montes (Chile)

6. Antinori nel Chianti Classico (Marchesi Antinori) (Italy)

7. Catena Zapata (Argentina)

8. Viña VIK (Chile)

9. González Byass - Bodegas Tío Pepe (Spain)

10. Creation (South Africa)

Source: clarin

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