The W&S Premier Cru 2021 – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The W&S Premier Cru 2021

The Wineries That Have Earned the Most Wine & Spirits Top 100 Awards in our Annual Buying Guides


Each winery appears with the number of Top 100 awards earned since the first Buying Guide for 1988, through this, the 34th, for 2021. The year of the most recent award appears in parentheses.


28 Awards

Penfolds (2021)
Benchmarks:
Grange Bin 95, St. Henri Shiraz

26 Awards

Concha y Toro (2021)
Benchmarks:
Carmín de Peumo Carmenère, Terrunyo Pirque Viejo Cabernet

23 Awards

Marchesi Antinori (2021)
Benchmarks:
Solaia, Tignanello

22 Awards

Chateau Ste. Michelle (2017)
Benchmarks:
Eroica, Eroica Gold

21 Awards

Ridge (2021)
Benchmarks:
Geyserville, Monte Bello

19 Awards

Boutari (2021)
Benchmarks:
Naoussa Grande Reserve, Santorini

18 Awards

Louis Jadot (2021)
Benchmarks:
Chevalier-Montrachet, Echezeaux

17 Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils (2021)
Benchmarks:
Beaune Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Beaune Clos de la Mousse

Diamond Creek (2021)
Benchmarks:
Cabernet from Volcanic Hill and Gravelly Meadow

Iron Horse (2019)
Benchmarks:
Brut LD, Joy!

Louis Roederer (2020)
Benchmarks:
Cristal Brut, Vintage Brut Nature Philippe Starck

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

16 Awards

Krug (2021)
Benchmarks:
Clos du Mesnil, Grande Cuvée Champagnes

von Strasser (2021)
Benchmarks:
Diamond Mountain District Napa Valley Reserve, Diamond Mountain District Cabernet

Williams Selyem (2021)
Benchmarks:
Pinot noir from Rochioli Riverblock and Weir

15 Awards

L’Ecole No 41 (2020)
Benchmarks:
Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee, Seven Hills Perigee

Storybook Mountain (2020)
Benchmarks:
Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

14 Awards

E. Guigal (2021)
Benchmarks:
Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis, Condrieu La Doriane

Joseph Phelps (2017)
Benchmarks:
Napa Valley Insignia, Napa Valley Merlot

Maximin Grünhaus (2021)
Benchmarks:
Mosel rieslings from Abstberg and Herrenberg

Qupé (2015)
Benchmarks:
Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah and Block 11 Chardonnay

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

13 Awards

Catena Zapata (2020)
Benchmarks:
Mendoza Alta Malbec, Adrianna Malbec

Gary Farrell (2021)
Benchmarks:
Russian River Valley Rochioli Vineyard pinot noir and chardonnay

Flowers (2015)
Benchmarks:
Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay, Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir

Ravenswood (2020)
Benchmarks:
Sonoma Valley Old Hill and Dry Creek Valley Teldeschi Vineyard zinfandels

12 Awards

Beringer (2014)
Benchmarks:
Napa Valley Private Reserve and Knights Valley cabernet sauvignons

Cune (2017)
Benchmarks:
Imperial Gran Reserva, Viña Real Gran Reserva

De Loach (2013)
Benchmarks:
Russian River Valley pinot noir, OFS Zinfandel

King Estate (2021)
Benchmarks:
Willamette Valley Backbone Pinot Gris, Domaine Pinot Noir

Dr. Loosen (2021)
Benchmarks:
Mosel rieslings from Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Urziger Würzgarten

Robert Mondavi Winery (2019)
Benchmarks:
Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet, Oakville To Kalon Fumé Blanc

Niepoort (2016)
Benchmarks:
Douro Charme, Colheita Port

11 Awards

Aveleda (2012)
Benchmarks:
Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde and Alvarinho

Henschke (2017)
Benchmarks:
Eden Valley Hill of Grace, Cyril Henschke Cabernet

Roederer Estate (2021)
Benchmarks:
Anderson Valley
L’Ermitage and L’Ermitage Rosé 10

d’Arenberg (2021)
Benchmarks:
McLaren Vale The Dead Arm Shiraz, The Twenty Eight Road Mourvedre

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

Kendall-Jackson (2012)
Benchmarks:
Alexander Valley Hawkeye Mountain and Knights Valley Trace Ridge cabernets

Luis Pato (2020)
Benchmarks:
Bairrada Quinta do Ribeirinho Baga Pé Franco, Monopolio Vinha Centenaria Vinha Barrosa

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

Robert Weil (2021)
Benchmarks:
Rheingau rieslings from Kiedrich Gräfenberg

Hermann J. Wiemer (2021)
Benchmarks:
Seneca Lake Dry Riesling, Magdalena Vineyard Riesling

Yalumba (2019)
Benchmarks:
Eden Valley The Virgilius Viognier, Barossa Old Bush Vine Grenache


This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2020.
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