Wineries to Watch

For our Annual Buying Guide, we comb through a year’s worth of tasting results to find the 100 best wineries of the year, the ones that set the bar for their regions with multiple wines having performed at a very high level.

And then our critics think about who we’ve discovered in the last year that might well make this list in the coming years. These are wineries that have been around for less than a decade—in many cases even less—and are already showing signs of greatness. Click through to read more about W&S's past Wineries to Watch.

Past Wineries to Watch 2012 2013 2014 2015

Wineries to Watch in 2017:

At W&S, our tastings regularly turn up new talent, and we’re always happy to stumble across a winery whose wines seem just as accomplished as the stalwarts we know and love. Here are a dozen up-and-coming producers that sparked our attention with their recent releases—wineries we’ll be watching in the years to come.