The Star Wine List Top 100 - the most listed restaurant wines

Krister Bengtsson at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2024. Photo Marc Rabaux.
Krister Bengtsson
Published 16-February-2024

Which wine producers are the most successful in securing listings in Star Wine List restaurants and wine bars around the world? The answer is in - and the top trio of wine producers all hail from a region that has spent more than a hundred years building its reputation and distribution.

Star Wine List is the guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants, all selected by wine professionals, most often sommeliers. The popular guide has grown to cover 40 countries on all continents - and now has more than 2700 wine lists that users can check out on the app and on the website before going out.

At the Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris conference in February, Star Wine List's founder and publisher Krister Bengtsson presented the ultimate top list for wineries - the 100 producers that are available on the highest number of wine lists.

"It should perhaps not be a surprise that the top three are all well-known brands from Champagne. The region has for a very long time been a leader in not only producing great wines, but to promote and distribute them around the world. But it is interesting to see grower champagnes on the list - as well as smaller artisanal producers that have a strong followers among sommeliers. And at the very last spot is a pioneer in the natural wine movement," said Krister Bengtsson.

Top 20 wine producers

  1. Dom Pérignon, Champagne, France
  2. Louis Roederer, Champagne, France
  3. Krug, Champagne, France
  4. Gaja, Piedmont, Italy
  5. Bollinger, Champagne, France
  6. Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France
  7. Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy
  8. Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia, Tuscany, Italy
  9. Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, France
  10. Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  11. E. Guigal, Rhône, France
  12. Domaine Leflaive, Bourgogne, France
  13. Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
  14. Maison Ruinart, Champagne, France
  15. Château de Beaucastel, Rhône, France
  16. Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
  17. Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
  18. Château Mouton Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
  19. Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
  20. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), Bourgogne, France

"France and Italy dominate the top 20. It is perhaps surprising to see a very exclusive Bourgogne producer DRC in the top 20, but remember that we are not talking about a sales top list - it's about how many restaurants and wine bars carry the wine. And there is a surprising amount of places that have at least a few bottles of the iconic winery," said Krister Bengtsson.

The ranking 21-40

  1. Château Cos D'Estournel, Bordeaux, France
  2. Pol Roger, Champagne, France
  3. Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Rhône, France
  4. Taittinger, Champagne, France
  5. Château Lynch-Bages, Bordeaux, France
  6. M. Chapoutier, Rhône, France
  7. Château Montrose, Bordeaux, France
  8. Opus One, Napa Valley, USA
  9. Château Pontet Canet, Bordeaux, France
  10. Château Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
  11. Vietti, Piedmont, Italy
  12. Penfolds, South Australia, Australia
  13. Egly-Ouriet, Champagne, France
  14. Château Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France
  15. R. Lopez de Heredia (Tondonia), Rioja, Spain
  16. Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, France
  17. Weingut Egon Müller - Scharzhof, Mosel, Germany
  18. Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Bourgogne, France
  19. Veuve Clicquot, Champagne, France
  20. Domaine Tempier, Bandol, France

"In the field 21 to 40 the field widens with producers from Rioja, Mosel, Piedmont, Napa and a classic producer from Bandol, Domaine Tempier," commented Krister Bengtsson.

Krister Bengtsson at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2024. Photo Marc Rabaux.

European and North American wine lists dominate today

If you think the selection looks quite classical and European-focused, it is correct. Both because many top restaurants around the world are carrying these wines. But also because Europe and North America make up a majority of the wine list selections on Star Wine List.

"Although we are covering 40 countries, a majority of the wine lists we have are from Europe and about a quarter are from North America. As we grow in Asia and other parts of the world, we look very much forward to seeing how these top lists change."

Places 41-60

  1. Domaine Huet, Vouvray, France
  2. Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Bourgogne, France
  3. Château Léoville-Las Cases, Bordeaux, France
  4. Didier Dagueneau, Pouilly-Fumé, France
  5. Domaine de Montille, Bourgogne, France
  6. Louis Jadot, Bourgogne, France
  7. Domaine Dujac, Bourgogne, France
  8. Domaine Faiveley, Bourgogne, France
  9. Domaine André & Mireille Tissot, Jura, France
  10. Foradori, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
  11. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace, France
  12. Tenuta Biondi-Santi, Tuscany, Italy
  13. Domaine Roulot, Bourgogne, France
  14. Dominio de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain
  15. Jacques Selosse, Champagne, France
  16. Jean Francois Ganevat, Jura, France
  17. Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Bourgogne, France
  18. Kistler Vineyards, California, USA
  19. Roagna, Piedmont, Italy
  20. Charles Heidsieck, Champagne, France

"In the field 41-60 we see many sommelier favorites from smaller wineries such as Foradori in Italy and Ganevat from Jura - as well as famous names from California, Piedmont and Alsace, such as Roagna, Kistler and Pingus."

Krister Bengtsson at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2024. Photo Marc Rabaux.

Producers 61-80

  1. Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Bordeaux, France
  2. Agrapart & Fils, Champagne, France
  3. Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Bourgogne, France
  4. Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo, Italy
  5. Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont, Italy
  6. Domaine René et Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis, France
  7. Pétrus, Bordeaux, France
  8. Joseph Drouhin, Bourgogne, France
  9. Jacquesson, Champagne, France
  10. Domaine Francois Raveneau, Chablis, France
  11. Giacomo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy
  12. Guiseppe Quintarelli, Veneto, Italy
  13. Moët & Chandon, Champagne, France
  14. Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Rhône, France
  15. Niepoort, Portugal
  16. Château Léoville Barton, Bordeaux, France
  17. Domaine Auguste Clape, Rhône, France
  18. Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen, Germany
  19. Château Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  20. Salon, Champagne, France

"Even though the top list continues to be dominated by major origins like Champagne and Bourgogne - it is interesting to see the variety coming in with Chateau Musar, Niepoort and Emidio Pepe to name a few in the section of 61 to 80," said Krister Bengtsson.

"And in the Moët Hennessy house of champagnes, the mothership Moët & Chandon is clearly less represented than several of the other sibling champagnes, most notably Krug and Dom Pérignon."

Producers 81-100

  1. Weingut H. Dönnhoff, Nahe, Germany
  2. Domaine Ponsot, Bourgogne, France
  3. Domaine Vincent Girardin, Bourgogne, France
  4. Dominus Estate, Napa Valley, USA
  5. Château Léoville-Poyferré, Bordeaux, France
  6. Weingut Emmerich Knoll, Niederösterreich, Austria
  7. Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
  8. Domaine Armand Rousseau, Bourgogne, France
  9. Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France
  10. Domaine Ramonet, Bourgogne, France
  11. Domaine Marquis D ́Angerville, Bourgogne, France
  12. Domaine Guiberteau, Saumur, France
  13. Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre, France
  14. Château Calon Ségur, Bordeaux, France
  15. Larmandier-Bernier, Champagne, France
  16. Château Gruaud Larose, Bordeaux, France
  17. Château Pichon Lalande, Bordeaux, France
  18. G.D. Vajra, Piedmont, Italy
  19. Weingut Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Germany
  20. Domaine Jean Foillard, Beaujolais, France

"Book-ending the Top 100 list is the much-loved Beaujolais producer Jean Foillard, one of the important names to grow the natural wine movement from the region. Considering the range of wine bars and restaurants that comprise the selection of Star Wine List, made by our ambassadors around the world - it is a fitting closure of the first list," said Krister Bengtsson.

The Star Wine List Top 100 is the first public global top list from Star Wine List - but the company has previously produced analyses for importers, Champagne producers and the VDP in Germany. Going forward, Star Wine List will offer more insights and opportunities for producers and importers.

"After demand from a lot of partners and other wine producers, we are soon launching more search and analytics services. For wineries that want to know how they benchmark in different countries - and how to increase their presence in the on-trade, we are happy to start the conversation and offer solutions in the coming weeks," said Krister Bengtsson.

Wineries and other trade actors are welcome to contact Star Wine List at for more information. And please sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about more news in this area.

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