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Premier Cru

The wineries that have earned the most Top 100 awards.

Photo: Adam Friedlander

Each winery appears with the number of Top 100 awards earned since the first Buying Guide for 1988, through this, the 37th, for 2024. The year of the most recent award appears in parentheses.


Penfolds (2024)
Benchmarks: Grange Bin 95, St. Henri Shiraz, Yattarna Chardonnay


Concha y Toro (2024)
Benchmarks: Carmín, Terrunyo Carmenère, Gravas Cabernet Sauvignon


Chateau Ste. Michelle (2023)
Benchmarks: Eroica, Eroica Gold, Eroica Single Berry Select

Ridge (2023)
Benchmarks: Monte Bello, Monte Bello Chardonnay, Geyserville


Antinori (2021)
Benchmarks: Solaia, Tignanello, Guado al Tasso, Pian delle Vigne


Diamond Creek (2024)
Benchmarks: Cabernets from Volcanic Hill, Red Rock Terrace and Gravelly Meadow

Iron Horse (2024)
Benchmarks: Joy! (in magnum), Brut LD, Ocean Reserve Blanc deBlanc

Louis Jadot (2023)
Benchmarks: Bonnes Mares, Puligny Clos de la Garenne, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques


Boutari (2021)
Benchmarks: Naoussa Grande Reserve, Santorini (classic and Kallisti Reserve)

Louis Roederer (2023)
Benchmarks: Cristal Brut Rosé, Brut Nature Philippe Starck


Storybook Mountain Vineyards (2024)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Eastern Exposures Zinfandel


Bouchard Père et Fils (2021)
Benchmarks: Chevalier-Montrachet, Beaune Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus

Krug (2022)
Benchmarks: Vintage Brut, Brut Rosé, Clos du Mesnil, Grande Cuvée

L’Ecole No 41 (2024)
Benchmarks: Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee, Seven Hills Perigee, Ferguson Vineyard

Shafer (2015)
Benchmarks: Hillside Select, One Point Five cabernets

Williams Selyem (2024)
Benchmarks: Pinot Noirs from Precious Mountain, Westside Road Neighbors


Catena Zapata (2024)
Benchmarks: Paraje Altamira Malbec, Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay

E. Guigal (2023)
Benchmarks: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis and Condrieu

Von Strasser (2021)
Benchmarks: Diamond Mountain District Reserve, Post Vineyard Cabernet


Andrew Will (2021)
Benchmarks: Horse Heaven Hills Champoux Vineyard Sorella, Yakima Valley Two Blondes

Joseph Phelps (2017)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Insignia, Napa Valley Merlot, Sonoma Coast Freestone Chardonnay

Dr. Loosen (2024)
Benchmarks: Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Urziger Würzgarten, Goldkapsel Erdener Prälat rieslings

Qupé (2015)
Benchmarks: Bien Nacido Hillside Estate, X-Block and Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard syrahs

C. von Schubert Maximin Grünhaus (2021)
Benchmarks: Mosel Maximum Grünhauser rieslings from Herrenberg


Beringer (2022)
Benchmarks: Cabernets including Napa Valley Private Reserve and Knights Valley

Flowers (2015)
Benchmarks: Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Gary Farrell (2021)
Benchmarks: Russian River Valley Rochioli Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Hermann J. Wiemer (2024)
Benchmarks: Seneca Lake Reserve Dry Riesling, HJW Bio Riesling, Seneca Lake Brut

King Estate (2022)
Benchmarks: Willamette Backbone Pinot Gris and Paradox Pinot Gris

Ravenswood (2020)
Benchmarks: Sonoma Valley Old Hill Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel


Bergström (2024)
Benchmarks: Willamette Sigrid Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains Silice Pinot Noir

CVNE (2017)
Benchmarks: Imperial Gran Reserva, Viña Real Gran Reserva and Real de Asúa

Robert Mondavi (2019)
Benchmarks: Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and The Reserve To Kalon

Niepoort (2016)
Benchmarks: Douro Charme and Batuta, Vintage Port and Colheita Port


Elvio Cogno (2024)
Benchmarks: Barolo Ravera from Bricco Pernice and Vigna Elena

Cristom (2024)
Benchmarks: Single-Parcel Estate pinot noirs from Paul Gerrie, Marjorie, Jessie, Louise and Eileen

d’Arenberg (2022)
Benchmarks: McLaren Vale Dead Arm Shiraz, d’Arry’s Original Grenache-Shiraz

Duckhorn Vineyards (2023)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley cabernets from Howell Mountain, Three Palms, Rector Ridge

Gramercy Cellars (2023)
Benchmarks: Walla Walla John Lewis Syrah, Columbia Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Henschke (2017)
Benchmarks: Eden Valley Hill of Grace, Cyril Henschke Cabernet, Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Julius Riesling

Roederer Estate (2021)
Benchmarks: Anderson Valley L’Ermitage Brut & Brut Rosé

Robert Weil (2023)
Benchmarks: Rheingau Kiedrich Gräfenberg rieslings


Calera (2023)
Benchmarks: Mount Harlan Single-Vineyard pinot noirs from Reed, Selleck, Mills and Ryan

Drew (2023)
Benchmarks: Mendocino Ridge pinot noirs and syrahs from Valenti, Perli and Faite de Me

Frog’s Leap (2018)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Zinfandel, Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Schloss Gobelsburg (2023)
Benchmarks: Kamptal grüner veltliners from Ried Renner, Steinsetz and Lamm and riesling from Gaisberg

Hirsch Vineyards (2024)
Benchmarks: Block 8 and West Ridge pinot noirs

Lucien Le Moine (2024)
Benchmarks: Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes

R. López de Heredia (2024)
Benchmarks: Viña Tondonia Reserva Blanco and Tinto

Le Macchiole (2024)
Benchmarks: Paleo Rosso, Messorio, Scrio

Domaines Ott (2024)
Benchmarks: Ch. Romassan Bandol Rosé, Côtes de Provence Rosé from Clos Mireille and Château de Selle

Luis Pato (2020)
Benchmarks: Bairrada Vinha Barrosa, Vinha Pan, Quinta do Ribeirinho Baga Pé Franc

Royal Tokaji (2024)
Benchmarks: Tokaji Essencia, Tokaji 6 Puttonyos from Mézes Mály and Betsek

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (2021)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Cask 23, Fay and S.L.V. cabernets

Yalumba (2019)
Benchmarks: Eden Valley Viognier, Barossa Tri-Centenary Grenache, The Octavius

This story appears in the print issue of Fall 2023.
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