Kanonkop ranked at 15, and Bruce Jack Wines at 20, on a list of the top wine brands in the world

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  • Kanonkop wine estate is the 15th most admired wine brand in the world, according to a new Drinks International list.
  • The annual list is judged by prominent wine intelligentsia.
  • The family brand last featured on the list in 2020.
  • Fellow South African brand Bruce Jack Wines features at number 20.
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Stellenbosch wine estate Kanonkop is the 15th most admired wine brand in the world, according to Drinks International’s annual list of "The Most Admired Wine Brands of 2022".

Another South African brand also features on the list of 50.

The list is judged by an academy of highly acclaimed wine buyers, sommeliers, wholesalers, bar owners, Masters of Wine, writers and educators from the around the world.

The list acknowledges "regional champions who are leading the way in their respected wine markets to earn the respect of our Academy of voters," said Justin Smith, publisher for Drinks International.

Fellow South African brand Bruce Jack Wines placed 20th on the list.

Wines from Spain, Argentina and Australia dominated this year, but the Cape wine estate couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

"It’s an incredible accolade! To be listed amongst some of the true great brands of the wine world, and some of the brands that we respect the most is amazing," said Deidre Taylor, sales and marketing manager at Kanonkop.

The famous red wine producer last featured on the list in 2020, where it was ranked in 32nd place.

According to Drinks International, all the brands are judged on the quality and consistency of their wine; the price to quality ratio; and the strength of the brand and marketing.

The Cape winery was commended for its focus on quality and consistency, with maintained growth and expansion into international and domestic markets while cementing itself as a brand leader for blended red wine in the country.

“[Kanonkop] deserves first place for its continued focus on quality,” said a voter who cannot be named.

The 2022 List

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Drinks International.

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