Friday, December 3, 2021


Over a week, a small group of judges swirled, sipped and discussed with vigour which winemakers should make the list of  “The world’s best 50 young winemakers” of 2021


The results of that hard work has now been announced and 50 of the best young wine labels and winemakers on the rise worldwide have been recognised. The judges were on the lookout for makers “advancing the conversation on wine’’�, as well as innovating and contributing to the wine community, landscape and environment. 
They noticed less familiar grape varieties are popping up more and more, as are drought-tolerant vines, with producers increasingly looking for obscure grapes to carve out a niche in varying climates and geologies.

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The world’s best 50 young winemakers:

  • Chris and Suzaan Alheit – Alheit, Napa, USA
  • Marcus Miller – Airfield Estates Winery, USA
  • Patrick Merry – Merry Cellars, Washington USA
  • Jesse Katz – Lancaster Estate, Sonoma County, USA
  • Kristy Melton – Seresin Estate, Napa Valley, USA
  • Sam Berketa, Alpha Box & Dice, AUSTRALIA
  • David Caporaletti – Architects of wine, AUSTRALIA
  • Chateau Comme Ci – Comme ça Aaron Fenwick, AUSTRALIA
  • Dappled Shaun Crinion ,Yarra Valley AUSTRALIA
  • Loique Allain & Chris Dilworth – Dilworth & Allain, Macedon Ranges AUSTRALIA
  • Gatch Ansel Ashby South Australia, AUSTRALIA
  • Frederick Stevenson Steve Crawford, Adelaide Hills, AUSTRALIA
  • Nicolas Peterkin – L.A.S. Vino, Margaret River, AUSTRALIA
  • Tom Barry – Jim Barry Wines, Claire Valley, AUSTRALIA
  • Victoria Ash – Ridgeview, NEW ZEALAND
  • Tattachilla Winery – Charlie Holland, Kent, ENGLAND
  • Matthew Day – Meerlust, Constantia Valley, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Craig Hawkins – Swartland estate, Lammershoek, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Cristian Specogna – Vignaioli Specogna, Udine, ITALY
  • Giulia Negri – Az. Agr. Giulia Negri, Cuneo, ITALY
  • Maximilian Girardi – Tenuta Diavoletto, Forlì-Cesena, ITALY
  • Tommaso Squarcia – Az. Agr. Castello Tricerchi, Siena, ITALY
  • Vito D’Onghia – Vini Petracavallo, Taranto, ITALY
  • Alessandro Fedrizzi – Fedrizzi Vini, Bologna, ITALY
  • Gian Marco Viano – Monte Maletto, Torino, ITALY
  • Jochen Dreissigacker – Weingut Dreissigacker, Bechteim, GERMANY
  • Patrick Moellendorf, Ernie Loosen’s Villa Wolf, Pfalz, GERMANY
  • Weinschwestern – Wine Sisters, GERMANY
  • Niko Brandner Griesel, GERMANY
  • Eva Fricke, Rheingau, GERMANY
  • Vera Keller – Vera Keller Weine, Göcklingen (Pfalz) GERMANY
  • Julia Oswald – Burghof Oswald winery, Guntersblum (Rheinhessen) GERMANY
  • David Spies – Weingut Spies, Dittelsheim (Rheinhessen) GERMANY
  • Clèment Magliocco – Cave Villa Solaris, SWISSE
  • Ricardo Perez Palacios – Descendientes de J. Palacios, Bierzo, SPAIN
  • Emile Coddens – Plou & Fils  , FRANCE
  • Paul – Arthur Bardet, Bordeaux, FRANCE
  • Daisy Sichel – Chateau Angludet, FRANCE
  • Adrien Delval – Domaine de la Futaie, Vallèe-du-Loir, FRANCE
  • Paul Gosset – Paul Gosset, Chamapagne, FRANCE
  • Emilien Jean – La Gravette Cocumont, Lot-et-Garonne, FRANCE
  • Roland Piollot and Dominique Moreau – Champagne Piollot, Champagne, FRANCE
  • Alexandre Chartogne – Chartogne, Champagne, FRANCE
  • Yann Bertrand – Beaujolais, Fleurie, FRANCE
  • Marc Soyard, Domaine de la Cras, Burgundy, FRANCE
  • Julien Cecillon, Northern Rhône, FRANCE
  • Etienne Calsac, Champagne, FRANCE
  • Benoìt Marguet – Marguet, Champagne, FRANCE
  • Sebastian Cathiard – Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Romanée- St-Vivant FRANCE
  • Pierre – Olivier Clouet – Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, FRANCE

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