The Top 100 Premier Cru – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Top 100 Premier Cru

The wineries that have earned the most Top 100 awards.


Each winery appears with the number of Top 100 awards earned since the first Buying Guide for 1988, through this, the 35th, for 2022. The year of the most recent award appears in parentheses.


29

Penfolds (2022)
Benchmarks: Grange Bin 95, St. Henri Shiraz, RWT Shiraz, Yattarna Chardonnay


27

Concha y Toro (2022)
Benchmarks: Carmín, Terrunyo Carmenère, Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir


23

Antinori (2021)
Benchmarks: Solaia, Tignanello, Guado al Tasso, Pian delle Vigne
Chateau Ste. Michelle (2022)
Benchmarks: Eroica, Eroica Gold, Eroica Single Berry Select


22

Ridge (2022)
Benchmarks: Monte Bello, Monte Bello Chardonnay, Geyserville


19

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

Louis Jadot (2022)
Benchmarks: Bonnes Mares, Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques


18

Diamond Creek (2022)
Benchmarks: Cabernet from Volcanic Hill, Red Rock Terrace and Gravelly Meadow

Iron Horse (2022)
Benchmarks: Brut LD, Joy! (in magnum), Gold Ridge Pinot Noir

Louis Roederer (2022)
Benchmarks: Cristal Brut Rosé, Brut Nature Philippe Starck


17

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

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

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


16

Storybook Mountain Vineyards (2022)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Eastern Exposures Zinfandel

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

Williams Selyem (2021)
Benchmarks: Pinot Noirs from Precious Mountain, Westside Road Neighbors


15

E. Guigal (2022)
Benchmarks: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis and Condrieu

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


14

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

Catena Zapata (2022)
Benchmarks: Mendoza Alta Malbec, Gualtallary Adrianna Malbec

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

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


13

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

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

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

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

Dr. Loosen (2022)
Benchmarks: Wehlener Sonnenuhr and Urziger Würzgarten, Gold Capsule Erdener Prälat rieslings

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


12

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

De Loach (2013)
Benchmarks: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and OFS Zinfandel

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

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

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


11

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

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

Hermann J. Wiemer (2022)
Benchmarks: Finger Lakes Reserve Dry Riesling, HJW Bio Riesling, Brut Blanc de Noir

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

Bergström (2022)
Benchmarks: Willamette Sigrid Chardonnay, Dundee Hills Bergström Vineyard Pinot Noir


10

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

Kendall-Jackson (2012)
Benchmarks: Alexander Valley Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet, Knights Valley Trace Ridge Cabernet

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

Santa Rita (2011)
Benchmarks: Maipo Valley Casa Real Cabernet Sauvignon and Maipo Valley Triple C

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

Robert Weil (2021)
Benchmarks: Rheingau Kiedrich Gräfenberg rieslings

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


This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2021.
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