Jacob's Creek and Gallo are the world's best known wine brands, according to a survey released this week.

The Vinitrac Global Survey also found that French brand JP Chenet is "very well known", and was highly ranked in several markets.

The survey, which is owned by Wine Intelligence, took responses from over 11,000 wine consumers across 11 key wine markets during March 2007.

The data collected by Wine Intelligence suggested that Australian brand Jacob's Creek is market leader for consumer awareness in the English-speaking countries of Australia, Ireland and the UK.

Meanwhile, American giant Gallo topped the awareness ranking in its domestic US market and neighbouring Canada, along with the tough German market. JP Chenet reigned in Denmark and the Netherlands and was number two in Germany.

In addition to these three brands, Carlo Rossi and Mouton Cadet alo performed well from a list of 48 major international brands.

In addition to the awareness rank, other findings reveal that Australian wine brands tend to lead the way in the conversion of brand awareness to purchase, with [yellow tail] a particularly strong performer in this context.  Wolf Blass was also well liked by many consumers and was the most recommended brand in four Vinitrac markets, including Ireland and Australia.