The world’s most powerful wine brands revealed

11 March, 2020 by Andy Young

The Wine Intelligence Global Wine Brand Power Index for 2020 has been released, with Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo topping the list for the third year in a row.

The Global Brand Power Index is created using feedback from 0ver 20,000 wine consumers in 21 markets, which Wine Intelligence says represents 380 million wine drinkers globally.

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This year the Index has tracked decreasing consumer awareness levels as well as lower purchase levels.

Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo once again top the Global Wine Brand Power Index, claiming the top two spots, respectively. As such, Australian and Chilean brands perform very well in the index relative to the size of wine production in these countries.

In addition, one-third of the top 15 is comprised of US brands – notably Gallo and Barefoot – which in part is due to the influence of the large US wine drinking population in the study, and the affinity American consumers show towards domestic wines.

Commenting on the report, CEO Lulie Halstead said: “The advantages of a powerful brand are clearly demonstrated in the global wine market today. However the path to becoming a power brand is becoming harder, as consumer knowledge levels in the wine category decline and ‘noise’ from other drinks categories increases.”

Notable movers on the Global Wine Brand Power Index include Barefoot, which has jumped eight places to make it into the top five, and Frontera, which has climbed seven places to make eighth in the index. Santa Carolina has also climbed seven places to tie for 12th with Beringer. On the other hand, Mouton Cadet has fallen five places to 10th and Robert Mondavi has fallen seven places to sit at 14. Torres has also climbed two places to make it into the top 15 this year.

Jacob’s Creek is ranked fourth in the Index, dropping down from third in 2019, while Lindeman’s has moved up one place from 12th to 11th.

The Wine Intelligence Global Wine Brand Power Index 2020 incorporates consumer feedback from six key brand health measures and an index is calculated at a global level as well as at a country level across 21 key wine markets.

As well as expanding the scope of the Index by one market, the mix of markets has changed slightly: Chile, Denmark and Switzerland have been removed, while Colombia, Finland, Hong Kong and Mexico have been added.