Each year the World’s Best Vineyards reveal the top most amazing vineyard experiences – a unique snapshot of the best wine tourism destinations from across the globe.
Explore operates as an extension of the annual World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 rankings. The destinations featured in Explore have all received votes from the experts who create the rankings of World’s Best Vineyards to form an exciting database of all the celebrated vineyards that have appeared in the lists over the years, alongside other nominated vineyards. The result is a more diverse range of expert-recommended destinations from modern architectural wonders, UNESCO-protected ancient cellars, Michelin-starred restaurants, and small, family-run wineries where the owners conduct the tours.
To qualify for World’s Best Vineyards Explore, a wine tourism destination needs to receive votes from the voting academy, or be a Top 50 Vineyard. World’s Best Vineyards is ultimately responsible for the curation of the database. Vineyards cannot apply to be part of the World’s Best Vineyards Explore.
Search by country, region or vineyard name or browse our editor’s top picks. Explore allows you to easily navigate through all these, helping you plan your dream escape. Discover which wineries have accommodation, restaurants and spas and which offer something a little different - such as a horse-drawn vintage carriage tour through the vineyard, tapas amid a collection of beautifully restored classic cars, art from the likes of Pablo Picasso, and lessons in cooking on an open fire. The choice is yours.
Where will you go first? The journey starts here.