Three beautiful South African vineyards have been included in the top 50 list for the World’s Best Vineyard 2019 competition.

A voting panel consisting of experts from across the globe sat down and analysed 1 500 wineries spanning 17 countries. The list was ranked to raise the profile of wine tourism across the globe and encourage tourists to explore the world’s best wineries.

Vergelegen was ranked as the best winery in Africa, and came in at number 34 overall.

Delaire Graff Estate ranked 39th, while Creation Wines came in 45th place.

The wine estate which came out as top in the world is Zuccardi Valle de Uco (Argentina), followed by Bodega Garzon (Uruguay), and R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia in Spain.

Top 10 best wine estates in the world

1. Zuccardi Valle de Uco, Argentina

2. Bodega Garzón, Uruguay

3. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, S.A, Spain

4. Quinta do Crasto, Portugal

5. Catena Zapata, Argentina

6. Montes, Chile (tied 6th)

7. Clos Apalta Winery, Chile (tied 6th)

8. Rippon, New Zealand

9. Marqués de Riscal, Spain

10. Weingut Dr. Loosen, Germany

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.