New Zealand’s own Saint Clair and Brancott Estate labels have been awarded the title of Top White Wine in the "new world", sharing the spot with one South African wine.
German publisher Meininger compiles the list of the top 100 wines each year on the German market. This year there were 600 wines nominated from the list.
Wines nominated must fit certain criteria including sales of 10,000 bottles minimum per year. Judges also consider image, marketing, authenticity of the wine, and design.
Spain, Italy and France accounted for nearly 80 percent of the awarded red wines. Australia also got three of its wines into this category.
Germany and Austria dominated the white wine list.