VINTAGE RESOURCES

We have compiled an easy to follow, comprehensive vintage guide to aide in your studies. Below our top rated vintages by region are ind depth vintage guides broken down by region.

Please note, vintages guides are only a window into the wines of the region. Producer style, vineyard management, winemaking techniques, and so much more go into making a great wine.

When buying wines, value can be found in challenging vintages, when focusing on great producers. Whereas, highly rated vintages, value can be found in lesser known producers.

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TOP RATED VINTAGES BY REGION

The following vintages are considered high quality vintages ​for their respective regions

ALSACE

2016, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2007, 1997, 1990, 1988, 1971, 1961, 1959, 1945, 1937, 1900, 1865

CHAMPAGNE

2018, 2015, 2012, 2002, 1996, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1971, 1964, 1959, 1952, 1945, 1937, 1928, 1921, 1920, 1911, 1904, 1899, 1892, 1874, 1857

LEFT BANK BORDEAUX

2018, 2016, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2000, 1990, 1989, 1985, 1982, 1978, 1970, 1966, 1964, 1961, 1959, 1953, 1950, 1947, 1945, 1929, 1928, 1900, 1864, 1811

RIGHT BANK BORDEAUX

2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1964, 1961, 1959, 1955, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1945, 1929, 1928, 1921, 1900

SAUTERNES

2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1983, 1976, 1975, 1971, 1970, 1967, 1962, 1959, 1955, 1949, 1945, 1943, 1937, 1929, 1921, 1909, 1908, 1904, 1901, 1900, 1893

BURGUNDY

2018, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009,   2005, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1978, 1971, 1969, 1964, 1959, 1955, 1949, 1947, 1945, 1937, 1934, 1933, 1929, 1923, 1919, 1915, 1911, 1906, 1904, 1875, 1865, 1846, 1811

LOIRE VALLEY

2018, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 1997, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1964, 1959, 1949, 1947, 1937, 1928

NORTHERN RHONE

2018, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1983, 1978, 1971, 1969, 1961, 1959, 1949, 1945, 1934, 1929, 1928

SOUTHERN RHONE

2016, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1983, 1978, 1970, 1961, 1959, 1952, 1949, 1947, 1945, 1934, 1929, 1928

GERMANY

2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2005, 2001, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1971, 1959, 1953, 1949, 1945, 1937, 1921, 1911, 1893, 1869, 1865, 1861, 1858, 1857, 1847, 1846, 1834, 1831, 1822, 1811, 1749, 1748 

RIOJA

2016, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1995, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1982, 1970

PORT (DECLARED)

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1978, 1977, 1975, 1974, 1972, 1970, 1967, 1966, 1963, 1960, 1958, 1955, 1954, 1950, 1948, 1947, 1945, 1942, 1935, 1934, 1931, 1927, 1924, 1920, 1917, 1912, 1911, 1908, 1904, 1900, 1884, 1878, 1870, 1863, 1847, 1834, 1811

PIEDMONT

2016, 2015, 2010, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1982, 1978, 1974, 1971, 1964, 1961, 1959, 1958, 1947 

TUSCANY

2013, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1982,  1978, 1971, 1967, 1964, 1962, 1947

CALIFORNIA

2018, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2007, 2005, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1990, 1985, 1974, 1969, 1968, 1965, 1958, 1951, 1946, 1941

 

REGIONAL VINTAGE GUIDES

In depth guides for the top wine regions of the world, each includes historic vintages and resources.

STILL IN PRODUCTION:

AUSTRALIABarossa Valley, Margaret River, and Yarra Valley

NEW ZEALANDHawke's Bay, Marlborough, and Central Otago

NORTH AMERICA: California, Oregon, New York, and Washington

SOUTH AFRICA: Stellenbosch, Swartland, and Walker Bay

SOUTH AMERICAArgentina and Chile

SPAINPriorat and Rioja

WORLD WIDE HARVEST REPORTS

Starting with the 2020 vintage we will be putting together annual reports detailing out each vintage in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Click the below picture to be directed to all harvest reports.