NZ wines named among world's most admired

Cloudy Bay wines from Marlborough have made the list of the most admired wine labels in the world.
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Cloudy Bay wines from Marlborough have made the list of the most admired wine labels in the world. Photo / File

New Zealand has claimed seven spots on the list of the top 50 most admired wine brands in the world.

Brancott Estate was the highest Kiwi performer coming in at 14 on the list. Oyster Bay, Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Babich, Wither Hills, and Nobilo are also listed on Drinks International Top 50 World's Most Admired Wine Brands list.

Chilean label Concha y Toro took out poll position, followed Spanish vino from Torres and Italian brand Antinori.

New Zealand Winegrowers' spokesman, Chris Yorke said he was delighted with the result.

"It reconfirms New Zealand's position as a producer of premium, diverse and sustainable wines."

The judging panel was made up of 60 members of the global wine community including Peter McCombie MW, Peter Marks MW, Tuomas Meriluoto MW, Kym Milne MW and Lynne Sherriff MW.

Drinks International 50 Most Admired Wine Brands:

1. Concha y Toro
2. Torres
3. Antinori
5. Jacob's Creek
6. Kendall Jackson
7. Michel Chapoutier
8. Guigal
9. Vega Sicilia

10. Chateau Margaux
11. Duboeuf
12. JP Chenet
13. Ridge
14. Brancott Estate
15. Marques de Riscal
16. Chateau Ste Michelle
17. Oyster Bay
18. Cheval Blanc
19. McGuigan
20. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
21. Campo Viejo
22. Cloudy Bay
23. Chateau Lafite
24. Fetzer
25. Marques de Caceres
26. Blue Nun
27. KWV
28. Robert Mondavi
29. Santa Rita
30. Chateau Haut-Brion
31. Villa Maria
32. Barefoot
33. Chateau d'Yquem
34. Faustino
35. Gallo
36. Chateau Le Pin
37. Lindeman's
38. O Fournier
39. Chateau Mouton Rothschild
40. Chateau Petrus
41. Undurruga
42. Woodbridge
43. Paul Jaboulet Aine
44. Babich
45. Dr Loosen
46. Wither Hills
47. Oxford Landing
48. Nobilo
49. Black Tower
50. Yellowtail


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