Best chardonnay of the world 2024
A unique international awards list

The 31th annual Chardonnay du Monde® wine competition was held March 13-15, 2024 at Château des Ravatys, at Saint-Lager in the Burgundy wine (France)

The Chardonnay du Monde® international competition recognises the world’s best Chardonnay wines by awarding them with reliable and representative medals. This competition is based on a single conviction: distinctive marks of quality are the key to real differentiation and therefore enhancing the value of the awarded wines in this highly competitive market where the array of products becomes more vast each day. Award-winning wineries can use this recognition for sales purposes by placing medal stickers on their bottles.

This event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and its ambition:

  • International in scope and a seldom reached diversity: 579 wine samples, 33 countries, 200 international expert judges.
  • A strict method with the focus on quality: compliance with international competition standards, rigorous selection of expert judges, and the use of scientific criteria for tasting, and secure processing of computer results.
  • Optimal tasting conditions: sensory isolation, number of samples limited to 20 per panel, expert judges do not add up their scores allowing them to focus on evaluating the wines, and wines are tasted at an appropriate pace.

As part of these Quality Assurances, all new judges must participate in a one-day training session before being admitted to the tasting panels. For each judge, this session includes sensory profile determination, Chardonnay aromas identification and various exercises to familiarise themselves with methods used in international wine judging competitions.

Chardonnay du Monde® has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions thanks to quality standards that are much stricter than the norm and by remaining faithful to its founding principles, which have driven its success over the years: diversity, quality and high standards.

After three days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 189 participants.

Medals distribution
Gold medals
Silver medals

Top 10* Best chardonnay du Monde® 2024
Country Product Winery

Czech Republic
Chardonnay 2018 Vinarstvi Josef Valihrach

Gazzaro - Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2020 Vinicola Gazzaro Ltda

Qu - Chardonnay - Gran Reserva 2023 Vina I Spa

South Africa
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2023 Glen Carlou Vineyards Ltd

Helan Mountain - Xiafeng - Chardonnay Pernod Ricard (Ningxia) Winemakers Co, Ltd

Vin de France - Louise Dubois - 1885 - Chardonnay 2023 François Martenot

Petit Chablis AOP - Durup 2023 Jean Durup Père & Fils

Magnotta - Chardonnay - Limited Edition - Niagara Peninsula VQA 2020 Magnotta Winery Corp

Altyn Arba - Chardonnay Reserve 2013 Arba Wine

Czech Republic
Chardonnay Reserva 2021 B\V Vinarstvi A.S

Wending Home - Estate Vineyard - Chardonnay - Creek Shores VQA 2020 Wending Home Estate Vineyards & Winery

G. Marquis - Chardonnay - The Silver Line - Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA 2020 Magnotta Winery Corp.

Vin de Savoie AOP - Domaine Charles Gonnet - Chardonnay 2023 Vins Château de La Violette

Weinfactum Bad Cannstatt - Chardonnay - Auslese 2022 Weinfactum Bad Cannstatt Gmbh

Miles from Nowhere - Best Blocks - Chardonnay 2022 Tate Wine

Bourgogne AOC - Les Ursulines - Chardonnay 2022 Maison Jean Claude Boisset

Mâcon-Azé AOP Prestige 2021 Cave Coopérative D'Azé

Côtes de Thau IGP - Beauvignac - Chardonnay 2023 Cave Coopérative Les Costières de Pomerols
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2024 includes 18 wines.

An unique geographical diversity

With 32 countries and 579 wines entered, Chardonnay du Monde is the strongest concentration of Chardonnay wine ever realized. It is the most significant and legitimate qualitative competition for the distinction of best Chardonnay of the World.

There was also strong participation from South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Switzerland.

The country winning the most medals

The good place of France is noted with 32 medals. The Burgundy Region, the Southern France and the Champagne were rewarded by numerous and beautiful medals..

Many sparkling Chardonnay were in competition: Champagne gains very beautiful medals. Belgium and Brazil received also very good notes.

Within Europe: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland stood out for their numerous medalled wines.

Outside Europe: Brazil, Canada, Japan and South Africa confirmed their successes of earlier years.

There was a high level of diversity in terms of the sensorial qualities of the wines

Each wine distinguished at Chardonnay du Monde® was judged for its individual quality. A favourable view is granted to the wines showing good typicity and intense Chardonnay aromas. Oakiness is considered a plus when it is discreet and harmonious, but this quality was marked down when it masked varietal aromas.

Expert-judge gave severe notations for the wines whose flavours of chardonnay are masked by too much wood and Sauvignon flavours; they thus privileged the Chardonnay expression.

The presence of sugar at a few grams per liter has a tendency to improve scores. This tendency, already noted in previous years, was confirmed this year with a number of successes for off-dry wines.

Dry wines were judged successful when they displayed harmony in the form of elegant acidity, with aromatic complexity.

International expert judges trained: a unique level of quality and rigor for the evaluation of the Chardonnay wines of the world

More than 700 international expert judges were admitted to evaluate the wines in competition after a specific training.

Technical Enrichment

The use of a new Professional Tasting Instrument resulting from applied research. In addition to organising a flawless competition is the desire to improving the reliability of measuring instruments. This resulted in the adoption of a professional wine-tasting glass for the tasting of sparkling chardonnay wines. This new tool tested by judges of Effervescents du Monde® ( is an INAO-type tasting glass that contains a precise number of nucleation sites. The objective of this new wine-tasting glass "Fleur d’Effervescence®" is to optimise the tasting of sparkling wines, to calibrate their degree of effervescence, to control the formation of bubbles and to enable ideal expression of the foam…

Chardonnay du Monde is an oganisation of the association Forum Oenologie
Forum Œnologie also organizes:
Alliances du Monde wines Competition: Alliances du Monde®

International Syrah wines Competition: Syrah du Monde®

International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®

International Competition between the best Muscats of the World®
The international Wine and Vine films Festival OENOVIDEO

La Revue des Œnologues
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SAQ - Services Actions Qualité
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Chardonnay du Monde 2025
March 2024
Henri-Laurent ARNOULD

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  • 579 wine samples from 33 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International rules, and they strictly followed Quality Assurance procedures.

  • 25 percent of the judges were from outside France.
    After three days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 189, on 579 wines entered. The distribution of medals is as follows:

  • Medal Distribution
    • Gold Medals 68
    • Silver Medals: 121

    All the results by countries and by Medals


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