The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Two NZ vineyards named in the world’s top 50

Two New Zealand vineyards have been named in inaugural Top 50 List of the World’s Best Vineyards to visit.

Central Otago vineyard Rippon came in at number eight, with Hawke’s Bay’s Craggy Range taking out the 11th spot.

The Top 50 list is based on the votes cast by The World’s Best Vineyards Academy, which is made up of nearly 500 leading wine aficionados, sommeliers, and luxury travel correspondents from across the globe.

Craggy Range Director, Mary-Jeanne Hutchinson, told Newshub: “Since our family set out on this journey, we have been passionate about sharing the story and sense of place that makes Craggy Range unique, so the visitor experience has always been at the heart of what we do.”

The World’s Best Vineyards website says of the winners: “There are some famous names on the list. Some of the world’s best-loved wine regions are represented. But there are also plenty of surprises. There are producers and places that only the wine industry knows about… until now.”

For a full list of winners, visit