The Top 100 Premier Cru – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Top 100 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 36th, for 2023. The year of the most recent award appears in parentheses.


30

Penfolds (2023)
Benchmarks: Grange Bin 95, St. Henri Shiraz, RWT Shiraz, Yattarna Chardonnay


28

Concha y Toro (2023)
Benchmarks: Carmín, Terrunyo Carmenère, Gravas Cabernet Sauvignon


24

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


23

Antinori (2021)
Benchmarks: Solaia, Tignanello, Guado al Tasso, Pian delle Vigne
Ridge (2023)
Benchmarks: Monte Bello, Monte Bello Chardonnay, Geyserville


20

Louis Jadot (2023)
Benchmarks: Bonnes Mares, Clos de Vougeot, Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne


19

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

Diamond Creek (2023)
Benchmarks: Cabernets from Volcanic Hill, Red Rock Terrace and Gravelly Meadow

Iron Horse (2023)
Benchmarks: Brut LD, Joy! (in magnum), Q Block Pinot Noir

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


17

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

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

Storybook Mountain Vineyards (2023)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Eastern Exposures Zinfandel


16

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

L’Ecole No 41 (2023)
Benchmarks: Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee, Seven Hills Perigee, Ferguson Vineyard

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

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


15

Catena Zapata (2023)
Benchmarks: Mendoza Alta Malbec, Gualtallary Adrianna Malbec


14

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

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

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

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

Hermann J. Wiemer (2023)
Benchmarks: Finger Lakes Reserve Dry Riesling, HJW Bio Riesling, Brut Blanc de Noir

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

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


11

Bergström (2023)
Benchmarks: Willamette Sigrid Chardonnay, Dundee Hills Bergström Vineyard Pinot Noir

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


10

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

Elvio Cogno (2022)
Benchmarks: Barolo Ravera from Bricco Pernice and Vigna Elena

Cristom (2023)
Benchmarks: Single-Parcel Estate pinot noirs from Paul Gerrie, Marjorie, Jessie, Louise and Eileen

Drew (2023)
Benchmarks: Far-coast pinot noirs and syrahs from Valenti, Perli and Faite de Mer in Mendocino Ridge

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

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

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

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (2021)
Benchmarks: Napa Valley Cask 23, Fay & 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 2022.
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