Catena Zapata tops World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2020 – Drinks International
The brands were chosen by Drinks International’s international academy of beverage buyers and wine experts, comprising professionals from 48 different countries.
Drinks International editor-in-chief Martin Green said: âThere are thousands of wineries vying for attention globally, but only 50 elite brands have succeeded. Earning a spot on this prestigious list is a tremendous achievement, as there are a number of fantastic producers who have missed the mark. “
Catena Zapata is a family winery located in Mendoza and is renowned for producing some of the best Malbec in the world.
Last year’s winner, Penfolds, which is Treasury Wine Estates’ flagship Australian wine brand, dropped a spot to second while Torres from Spain finished third.
Previous winner Concha y Toro from Chile finished fifth and Antinori was the sixth highest-ranked Italian producer. Europe was represented 22 times in the list, which is more than any other continent.
The world’s most admired wine brands are now celebrating their 10th anniversary and have become one of the most anticipated releases of the year for many wine producers.
Richard Halstead, COO of Wine Intelligence, added: âWine Intelligence was delighted to support the publication of Drinks International Most Admired Wine Brands this year. We believe that our experience in carrying out reliable and confidential surveys and voting systems among the world’s foremost personalities in the wine industry aligns well with the process that has been put in place.