Sussex winery Ridgeview has been named in a new list of the world’s best vineyards.

Ridgeview, which produces sparkling wine similar to Champagne, was number 36 on the top 50 list, which aims to promote wine tourism.

The best vineyard in the world was announced as Zuccardi Valle de Uco, located in the Mendoza region of Argentina.

The rest of the top ten is dominated by South American wineries, including another Argentinean contender, two from Chile and one from Uruguay.

Europe also had a strong showing, with Spain, Portugal and Germany all represented.

The World’s Best Vineyards is a new award from MCA parent company William Reed, which also produced the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and World’s 50 Best Bars awards.

The winners are voted for by a panel of judges, who pick seven vineyards based on the “total experience” rather than just the views or just the wines.