A global wine event has embraced the virtual landscape and announced that its event will take place online.

The World’s Best Vineyards 2020, due to take place in Sonoma County, California on 13 July, will now become a virtual ceremony hosted on the same date. Organisers William Reed Business Media, and 2020 partners Sonoma County Winegrowers, hope to spread a message of solidarity with the wine tourism community across the globe by announcing the best wine destinations in the world and recognising their impressive efforts. 

“We appreciate that these are difficult times and the situation with COVID-19 is changing constantly. However, one thing is sure and that is the impact that wine tourism has on visitors around the globe in helping them to create lasting memories,” commented Andrew Reed, managing director Events and  Exhibitions, William Reed.

“Let’s not forget the impact that wine tourism has on local economies by providing employment for tens of thousands of people. In announcing this list we hope to recognise the efforts of the winning wineries and to give them a platform to rise again when the travel industry recovers.”

The World’s Best Vineyards website will soon reveal details about how guests from all over the world will be able to join the ceremony on 13 July 2020.

In the lead-up to the event, the World’s Best Vineyards will continue to inspire wine fans by highlighting some of the 2019 winners on its social media.

Zuccardi Valle de Uco in Mendoza, Argentina, voted #1 in the World’s Best Vineyards 2019

“This is a time when the international wine community must come together and embrace our industry,” expressed  President of Sonoma County Winegrowers, Karissa Kruse.

“We are looking forward to the announcement of the new list and hosting as many people from around the world as possible at this virtual event.”

To find out more about the event visit