Henschke has been voted fourth in the ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2021’ by wine publication Drinks International.
The coveted list is compiled by tallying up votes from an academy made up of wine industry professionals, including buyers, sommeliers, wholesalers, bar owners, Masters of Wine, writers and educators from 48 different countries.
The fourth placing resulted in Henschke taking the regional award for the ‘Most Admired Wine Brand in Australasia’.
“We are thrilled that our 150-year-old, sixth generation family-owned winery has been voted in at No. 4 of the Top 50 World’s Most Admired Wine Brands for 2021, up fourteen places from last year, and our second inclusion in this prestigious list,” owner and chief winemaker Stephen Henschke said.
“We are grateful to receive this accolade from the Drinks International voting academy. This is an achievement that can be shared by our hard-working team and representatives across the world.
“Our philosophy has always been to be ‘better’ rather than ‘bigger’. My father Cyril, fourth-generation Henschke winemaker was a pioneer of single-varietal and single-vineyard table wines in Australia, with his greatest legacy being the creation of Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace in the 1950s; shiraz wines from the Eden Valley that have become an integral part our country’s fine wine story.”
Drinks International editor Martin Green said that the Most Admired Wine Brands 2021 highlighted the most iconic, exciting and innovative producers in the world.
“To win a place on this prestigious list is a tremendous achievement. There are thousands of wine brands vying for attention around the world, but just 50 elite icons have made the cut,” he said.
“Congratulations to all of the brands featured this year. They have earned the respect of hundreds of wine professionals and experts spread across the globe, and they have now gained the ultimate stamp of quality.”
Spanish winery Familia Torres was voted the world’s Most Admired Wine Brand for the 5th time in the 11 editions of the prestigious global ranking and continues to top the list of ‘Most Admired Wine Brand in Europe’.
Argentina’s Catena and Vega Sicilia in Spain were just ahead of Henschke finishing second and third respectively.
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