If you are a consumer of wine —and I am in any way helpful with your wine buying — than these pages are the most important on Opening a Bottle. To make my list of Essential Winemakers, these producers need to consistently churn out fantastic wine.
The main point is this: consistency. If they’re on this list, they make consistently excellent wines and you cannot go wrong with them.
Essential winemakers are organized by country/state. Open each link to read more.
Includes: Nino Negri, Pio Cesare, Vietti, Produttori del Barbaresco, Marchesi di Gresy, Eugenio Bocchino, Abbazia di Novacella, Zenato, Marco Felluga/Russiz Superiore. Read more
Includes: Bernard Defaix, Eric Texier, Château du Moulin-à-Vent, Pierre Sparr. Read more
Includes: Clos Pons, Joan d’Anguera, Alvaro Palacios, Telmo Rodriguez. Read more
Includes: Walter J. Oster, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. Read more
Includes: Biohof Pratsch. Read more
Includes: Cain, Copain, Ehlers Estate, FEL Wines, Fort Ross, Qupé, Red Car. Read more
Includes: Raptor Ridge Winery, Trisaetum, Elk Cove Vineyards, WillaKenzie Estate. Read more
Includes: Polkura, Hacienda Araucano. Read more
Includes: Zuccardi Wines. Read more