Drinks International launches World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2012

Concha y Toro is the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand for the second year running, according to a survey by Drinks International.

To download a pdf of the supplement click here.

In second place, also for the second year running is Torres, followed by Antinori, Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Kendall-Jackson, Michel Chapoutier, Guigal, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Margaux.

Sixty members of the global wine community nominated the wine brands they admire most. Voters included Peter McCombie MW, Peter Marks MW, Tuomas Meriluoto MW, Kym Milne MW and Lynne Sherriff MW.

In his opening summary, Most Admired Wine Brands editor Graham Holter writes: “The results provided a fascinating insight into how the wine industry regards its leading players.

“The list includes brands that are found in Shanghai boardrooms as well as mom and pop stores in Minnesota, and all points in between. Congratulations to all the brands who achieved a ranking in this unique project.”

The full magazine will be available to view next week. 

The 50 Most Admired Wine Brands are: 

1 Concha y Toro

2 Torres

3 Antinori

4 Penfolds

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

31Villa 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