World’s Best Vineyards revealed the 50 best wine tourism destinations in the world in the first-ever virtual vineyard awards and Delaire Graff Estate is featured.
The 2020 Top 50 vineyards represented 18 countries and included first-time winners from India, Bulgaria and Japan. So it’s a special honour that Delaire Graff Estate in the Western Cape also featured on the list.
Putting the spotlight on South Africa
Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa was placed 14th and awarded the Best Vineyard in Africa.
It was the only vineyard from South Africa on the list. Delaire Graff wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, you can savour breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley.
The 2020 Top 50 reveals the most amazing vineyard experiences – the best places to taste terrific wines and learn about winemaking and grape-growing. Many also offer superb views, restaurants and places to stay.
The 2020 list covers five continents and 18 countries, with 17 new names featuring. Some are famous – the must-visit places in the world’s best-loved wine regions. Some, on the other hand, will inspire you to explore a new region. New destinations on the list include Japan, Bulgaria and India!
The diversity of the Top 50 is incredible. There are modern architectural wonders, UNESCO-protected ancient cellars, Michelin-starred restaurants, and small, family-run wineries where the owners conduct the tours.
Many of the wineries on the list also 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 on the list have you been? Where are you going next?
All the places on the World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 list are worth visiting. All offer an experience to remember – and delicious wines!