List of wine-producing regions

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This list of wine-producing regions catalogues significant growing regions where vineyards are planted. Wine grapes mostly grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Grapes will sometimes grow beyond this range and minor amounts of wine are made in some very unexpected places.

In 2009, the five largest producers of wine in the world were, in order, Italy, France, Spain, the United States and China (see list of wine-producing countries for a complete rank).

Main wine-producing areas in the world

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

See also: Algerian wine

Cape Verde[edit]

Morocco[edit]

South Africa[edit]

A vineyard in the Stellenbosch region, South Africa

Tunisia[edit]

Americas[edit]

Argentina[edit]

See also: Argentine wine

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

See also: Chilean wine
Chile's topography with the location of most of Chile's wine regions highlighted.

Mexico[edit]

See also: Mexican wine

Peru[edit]

See also: Peruvian wine

United States[edit]

A complete listing of federally defined wine regions, called American Viticultural Areas, is available here [1].
Vineyard on South Bass Island

Uruguay[edit]

The wine producing area is mainly in the Dpto. Canelones near the capital Montevideo, for more info: The Uruguayan wine guide
See also: Uruguayan wine

Venezuela[edit]

The wine producing enterprise for Venezuela can be found here [3]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Austria[edit]

See also: Austrian wine
A map of Austrian wine regions can be found here

Armenia[edit]

See also: Armenian wine

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belgium[edit]

See also: Belgian wine

Bulgaria[edit]

See also: Bulgarian wine

Croatia[edit]

See also: Croatian wine

Cyprus[edit]

See also: Cypriot wine

Czech Republic[edit]

See also: Czech wine

Denmark[edit]

See also: Danish wine

France[edit]

See also: French wine
Map of wine regions in France

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

See also: German wine

Greece[edit]

Greek wine regions.
See also: Greek wine

Hungary[edit]

Wine regions in Hungary
See also: Hungarian wine

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

"Chianti" areas in Tuscany

Cannonau Vermentino di Gallura

Montefalco

Latvia[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

See also: Luxembourg wine

Macedonia[edit]

See also: Macedonian wine

Moldova[edit]

See also: Moldovan wine

Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

See also: Dutch wine

Poland[edit]

See also: Polish wine

Portugal[edit]

Portuguese wine regions
See also: Portuguese wine

Romania[edit]

See also: Romanian wine

Moldavia wine regions

Muntenia wine regions

Oltenia wine regions

Transylvania wine regions

Crişana wine regions

Banat wine regions

Dobrogea wine regions

Russia[edit]

See also: Russian wine

Serbia[edit]

Wine regions of Serbia
See also: Serbian wine

Slovakia[edit]

Wine-producing regions in Slovakia.
See also: Slovak wine

Whole of southern Slovakia

Slovenia[edit]

See also: Slovenian wine
The three wine regions in Slovenia

Spain[edit]

Spanish wine-producing regions
See also: Spanish wine

Sweden[edit]

See also: Swedish wine

Switzerland[edit]

See also: Swiss wine

Turkey[edit]

See also: Turkish wine
Wine-producing regions in Turkey

Ukraine[edit]

See also: Ukrainian wine

In Ukraine, at the present time there are seven administrative regions (provinces) in which the wine industry developed at a very good level. Given the favorable climatic location, under the law of Ukraine allocated 15 wine-growing areas (macrozones), which are the basis for growing certain varieties of grapes and 58 natural wine regions (microzones). Especially in:

United Kingdom[edit]

In the UK, area under vines is small, and whilst viticulture isn't a major part of the rural economy, significant planting of new vines has been made in the early 21st century. The greatest concentration of vineyards is found in the south east of England, in the counties of Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

Main article: Wine in China

Regions producing native wines have been present since the Qin Dynasty,[3] with wines being brought to China from Persia. Some of the more famous wine-producing regions are:

With the import of Western wine-making technologies, especially French technology, production of wines similar to modern French wine has begun in many parts of China with the direction of experienced French wine-makers; China is now the sixth largest producer of wine in the world. The following regions produce significant quality of wine:

India[edit]

See also: Indian wine

Indonesia[edit]

Indonesia has been producing wine for over 18 years, with the North of Bali's vineyards producing 3 main grape varieties, the Belgia, the Alphonse Lavallee and the Probolinggo Biru grapes. One main producer has revolutionalize the world of winemaking with 8 wines produced out of these 3 varieties, Hatten Wines.

Iran[edit]

Prior to the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran was a producer of wine. While production has stopped, the vineyards continue to exist and their product diverted to non alcoholic purposes.

Israel[edit]

See also: Israeli wine

Also includes wine regions in Israeli-occupied territories.*

Japan[edit]

See also: Japanese wine

Kazakhstan[edit]

See also: Kazakh wine

Republic of Korea[edit]

See also: Korean wine

Lebanon[edit]

See also: Lebanese wine
Anjar
Chtoura
Rashaya
Zahlé
Aley
Baabda
Beit Mery
Bhamdoun
Brummana
Byblos
Chouf
Keserwan District
Chekka
Ehden
Koura
Qadisha Valley
Tripoli
Zgharta
Jezzine
Marjayoun
Rmaich

Burma[edit]

Palestinian territories[edit]

Syria[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

See also: Vietnamese wine

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

See also: Australian wine
Australian geographic indications by state

Geographic indications for Australian wine are governed by law. The geographic indication must indicate where the grapes are grown, irrespective of where the wine itself is made. A geographic indication may be "Australia", "South Eastern Australia", a state name, zone, region or subregion if defined.[8]

The zones, regions and subregions in each state are listed below:

New South Wales
Queensland
Regions, no zones defined
South Australia

Adelaide Super Zone includes Mount Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu and Barossa

Tasmanian wine
Regions, no zones defined
  • North West
  • Tamar Valley
  • Pipers River
  • East Coast
  • Coal River
  • Derwent Valley
  • Southern
Victoria
Western Australia

New Zealand[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 107 out of 193 United Nations member states.