The First Texas Winery to make the Top 100 Vineyards List
We are ecstatic to announce that we have been named to the World's Best Vineyard list not just once, but TWO years in a row - 2022 and 2023! As the first Texas winery to earn a spot in the Top 100 Vineyards list, we are honored to have this recognition for our commitment to crafting exceptional wines and sharing our passion for Texas wine with the world. The annual list which highlights the world’s finest and most diverse vineyards across the globe included William Chris Vineyards as the 60th best vineyard in the world in 2023.
The list includes more countries than ever before with 20 from all six continents being featured. 2022's list saw William Chris Vineyards become the first Texas winery to be featured in the top 100. In 2023, WCV continues to be Texas' sole representation alongside six other American vineyards to be included on the list.
The World's Best Vineyard Academy
The World’s Best Vineyards is a celebration of outstanding vineyards and visitor experiences around the world to help promote wine tourism around the world. Each year the list showcases unique vineyards with unrivaled visitor experiences, from modern architectural wonders, UNESCO-protected ancient cellars, and Michelin-starred restaurants to family-run wineries with intimate tours. The Voting Academy consists of over 500 leading wine experts, sommeliers, and travel experts and they submit their nominations based on the different criteria that make the best destination vineyard, including quality of the overall experience, ambiance, cuisine, activities, views, staff, and value for money. The submissions are then voted on, and the results are collated and converted into the exclusive World’s Best Vineyards list and we are humbled by the recognition our Texas team has received.
We want to take this time to thank all those who have supported us on this journey. Your unwavering encouragement and loyalty have made this possible. As our Winemaker/CEO Chris Brundrett puts it, “It is such an honor to be included on the prestigious list of World’s Best Vineyards, especially as the first and only Texas winery. We’ve worked tirelessly to show the world that Texas has a place among the great wine destinations of the world, and we see this as a victory not just for William Chris Vineyards, but for the Texas wine industry as a whole. We’re excited to celebrate this with our partners and peers.”
Visit William Chris Vineyards
We would be thrilled to have you visit William Chris Vineyards and taste our wonderful selection of wines for yourself. Come explore our vineyards, savor our wine, and enjoy our Southern hospitality. Book your next tasting with us and let us immerse you in the lush flavors and expert craftsmanship of our wines. Cheers to Texas wines and warm memories at William Chris Vineyards.