Creation Wines Named Best Wine Destination In Africa And Ranked 10th In World’s Best Vineyards 2021

Creation Wines is flying the flag for South Africa wine after being named as the best wine tourism destination in Africa and claiming the 10th spot at the World’s Best Vineyards 2021. The ceremony that took place on 20 September at Schloss Johannisberg, Rheingau, Germany.

The countdown of the Top 50 vineyards was announced in a hybrid event combining a real-life ceremony and digital live film to showcase the world’s best and most unique vineyards.

Located in Walker Bay Wine Region near Hermanus, Creation is famous for its heavenly wine and food tasting experiences. The family-run operation see local and international lovers of fine wine and cuisine flock to the tasting room at the farm to get a taste of Creation’s sensory culinary innovations.  

The World’s Best Vineyards list aims to highlight the sheer diversity across both established and emerging wine tourism destinations and the list is voted by the Academy of 600 global wine and travel experts. 

Wine tourism is hugely important to the global economy and local economies, creating jobs directly at the wineries but also encouraging visitors to the area and the associated revenue which that generates. This is more important than ever with the recent global situation, and we know that by shining the light on wine tourism as we do with the World’s Best Vineyards the message gets out to more people to come and discover the uniqueness of wine and where it is made.

Andrew Reed, Managing Director Wine and Exhibitions at William Reed

Top 10 World’s Best Vineyards for 2021

Place  Vineyard Country  Continent winner  Highest in country  Position in 2020  
1 Zuccardi Valle de Uco Argentina  South America Argentina 
2 Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Spain Europe Spain 
3 Château Margaux France   France 22 
4 Bodega Garzón Uruguay  Uruguay 
5 Montes Chile   Chile 
6 Antinori nel Chianti Classico  Italy   Italy 
7 Catena Zapata Argentina    11 
8 VIK Winery Chile    10 
9 González Byass – Bodegas Tio Pepe Spain   18 
10 Creation South Africa  Africa South Africa n/a