The 10 most spectacular vineyards in the world.

Posted on2021-03-18

Is there anything more wonderful than visiting a stunning vineyard and sipping a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the winery? Yes, visit a vineyard on this list and forget that time exists.

Forget your preconceived notion that France has some of the most wonderful places and join us for a trip to the stark and majestic places on this list.

10 - Dr. Loosen (Germany)

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The Dr Loosen Winery, Bernkasteler Lay is located in the valley of its vineyards, next to a majestic lake.

Lay is pronounced LIE, which in an ancient dialect means "slate", and was given to this village because of the composition of its soils.

This extraordinary vineyard produces wines with an extremely rich texture.

9 - Marqués de Rical (Rioja)


Located in Elciego, in the Rioja Alavesa, the Marqués de Riscal winery rises imperiously among all its hectares of vineyards, where the grapes used to make its wines -mainly Tempranillo- are planted.

In 2006, the winery was inaugurated by the emeritus King Juan Carlos I, and with it a leisure complex was also inaugurated, including the Marqués de Riscal Hotel.

8 - Rippon (New Zealand)


In 1975, Rolfe Mills, the third generation of a farming family, began planting vines to experiment on these lands. It is curious that this experiment eventually bore fruit and in 1982 it was decided to start producing a wine whose first vintage would take until 1989 to give its first bottle.

At Rippon, caring for the land and the soil is key to the development of their wines, and for this reason they have a culture closely linked to nature.

7 - Clos Apalta (Chile)


More like a Hobbiton village from Lord of the Rings than a real winery, Clos Apatha makes only one variety of wine in a soil with a very diverse composition.

The Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are mainly grown on this land.

6 - Viña Montes (Chile)

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One of the most important wineries in Chile. Viña Montes was founded in 1987 by two enthusiastic partners who wanted to produce wines of a quality far superior to that which was being produced in Chile.

At Montes, the care of their vineyards is something fundamental and for this reason they have introduced in recent years innovative techniques such as integrated management, the maintenance of the vegetation cover or the use of grazing animals to reduce the pressure of weeds in the vineyard.

5 - Catena Zapata (Argentina)

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Nicolás Catena Zapata planted the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary with a single goal in mind:to find the coolest place to grow vines in Mendoza.

At Adrianna, sunlight at high altitude would prove to have an impact far beyond the extent of photosynthesis. It took many years of observation to discover thatbright sunlight from mountains is much stronger at high altitude than at sea level

4 - Quinta do Crosto (Portugal)


Situated on the right flank of the Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto has a plot of 135 hectares, with 74 hectares of vineyards

With an exceptional location on the cusp of the Douro River is the swimming pool designed by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Over the past few years, these vineyards, due to their unique location, have attracted news reports and visitors from all over the world.

3 - Viña Tondonia (Haro, La Rioja)


Founded more than 140 years ago by Don Rafael López Heredia, this winery is based on two principles: Professionalism and Ethics.

The vineyards of Viña Tondonia extend over more than 100 hectares, on the right bank of the Ebro River, where the most typical Riojan grape varieties are grown.

2 - Bodega Garzón (Uruguay)


The Uruguayan winery has been lauded for being the undisputed leader in sustainability. Like other stars on the list, it offers a first-class programme of tastings and events.

Its 120-seat restaurant offers Uruguayan cuisine and panoramic views of all its courses. If you plan to visit Uruguay, booking a seat at their restaurant is a must-do.

1 - Zuccardi Valle de Uco (Argentina)


The 2019 winner is an Argentinian winery in the lush heart of the Uco Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Zuccardi Valle de Uco, a family-owned company founded in 1963, unveiled a stunning new modernist winery in 2016, designed by architects Tom Hughes, Fernando Raganato and Eugenia Mora.

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"We are three generations involved in wine and working together," said managing director José Alberto Zuccardi as he accepted the award under the frescoed ceiling of the 17th century Banqueting House.

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"It's an excellent way to get in touch with wine lovers".

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