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The Star Wine List Top 100 – the most listed restaurant wines

Star Wine List has announced the top 100 most listed restaurant wines in the world.

Selected by wine professionals (most often sommeliers), the Star Wine List covers 40 countries on all continents and Star Wine List’s founder and publisher, Krister Bengtsson, presented the 100 producers at the Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris conference this month.

“It should perhaps not be a surprise that the top three are all well-known brands from Champagne,” he says.

“The region has for a very long time been a leader in not only producing great wines, but to promote and distribute them around the world.

“But it is interesting to see grower Champagnes on the list – as well as smaller artisanal producers that have a strong followers among sommeliers.”

“France and Italy dominate the top 20,” says Krister. “It is perhaps surprising to see a very exclusive Bourgogne producer DRC in the top 20, but remember that we are not talking about a sales top list – it’s about how many restaurants and wine bars carry the wine.

“Although we are covering 40 countries, a majority of the wine lists we have are from Europe and about a quarter are from North America.

“As we grow in Asia and other parts of the world, we look very much forward to seeing how these top lists change,” he says.

Top 20 wine producers

  1. Dom Pérignon, Champagne, France
  2. Louis Roederer, Champagne, France
  3. Krug, Champagne, France
  4. Gaja, Piedmont, Italy
  5. Bollinger, Champagne, France
  6. Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France
  7. Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy
  8. Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia, Tuscany, Italy
  9. Château d’Yquem, Bordeaux, France
  10. Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  11. E. Guigal, Rhône, France
  12. Domaine Leflaive, Bourgogne, France
  13. Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
  14. Maison Ruinart, Champagne, France
  15. Château de Beaucastel, Rhône, France
  16. Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
  17. Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
  18. Château Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
  19. Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
  20. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), Bourgogne, France

There are no New Zealand wines in the top 100 list this year.

Wineries and other trade actors are welcome to contact Star Wine List at for more information. To view the full top 100 list, click here.

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