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
Argentine wine regions

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.
Vineyard on South Bass Island

Uruguay[edit]

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

Venezuela[edit]

The wine-producing enterprise for Venezuela can be found here.

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

See also: Albanian wine

Armenia[edit]

See also: Armenian wine

Austria[edit]

See also: Austrian wine

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belgium[edit]

See also: Belgian wine

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

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

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

Banat wine regions:

Crişana wine regions:

Dobrogea wine regions:

Moldavia wine regions:

Muntenia wine regions:

Oltenia wine regions:

Transylvania 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

Slovenia[edit]

The three wine regions in Slovenia
See also: Slovenian wine

Spain[edit]

Spanish wine-producing regions
See also: Spanish wine

Sweden[edit]

See also: Swedish wine

Switzerland[edit]

See also: Swiss wine

Turkey[edit]

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 has developed. Given the favorable climatic location, 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). These are located mainly in the following areas.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the UK, area under vines is small, and whilst viticulture is not 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]

Burma[edit]

China[edit]

Main article: Wine in China

Regions producing native wines have been present since the Qin Dynasty,[13] 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 North Bali's vineyards producing three main grape varieties, the Belgia, the Alphonse Lavallee and the Probolinggo Biru. The main producer Hatten Wines has revolutionized the world of winemaking, with eight wines produced from these three varieties.

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 has been 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

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.[18]

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 wine zones.

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

New Zealand[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.