List of wine-producing regions

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Main wine-producing areas in the world

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).

Africa

Algeria

Cape Verde

Morocco

South Africa

A vineyard in the Stellenbosch region, South Africa

Tunisia

Americas

Argentina

Argentine wine regions

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Chile's topography with the location of most of Chile's wine regions highlighted

Mexico

Peru

United States

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

Uruguay

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

Venezuela

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

Europe

Albania

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Map of wine regions in France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Greek wine regions

Hungary

Wine regions in Hungary

Ireland

Italy

"Chianti" areas in Tuscany

Latvia

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Portuguese wine regions

Romania

Banat wine regions:

Crişana wine regions:

Dobrogea wine regions:

Moldavia wine regions:

Muntenia wine regions:

Oltenia wine regions:

Transylvania wine regions:

Russia

Serbia

Wine regions of Serbia

Slovakia

Wine-producing regions in Slovakia

Slovenia

The three wine regions in Slovenia

Spain

Spanish wine-producing regions

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Wine-producing regions in Turkey

Ukraine

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

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

Burma

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

Indonesia

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

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

Also includes wine regions in Israeli-occupied territories.

Japan

Kazakhstan

Republic of Korea

Lebanon

Palestinian territories

Syria

Vietnam

Oceania

Australia

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.

Tasmania

Regions, no zones defined
  • Coal River
  • Derwent Valley
  • East Coast
  • North West
  • Pipers River
  • Southern
  • Tamar Valley

Victoria

Western Australia

New Zealand

Notes

  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 received formal recognition as an independent state from 112 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References

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  3. ^ Niagara Escarpment
  4. ^ http://www.czechtourism.com/a/prague-vineyards/
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  9. ^ "Schweiz – Kt. Schaffhausen und seine Weingebiete". www.ernestopauli.ch. 
  10. ^ "Thurgau – Der Ostschweizer Kanton und seine Weingebiete". www.ernestopauli.ch. 
  11. ^ "Zürich und seine Weingebiete – Wine of Zurich". www.ernestopauli.ch. 
  12. ^ a b "Grapes grown for wine production in Turkey". Yazgan Winery. 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  13. ^ http://www.fask.uni-mainz.de/inst/chinesisch/wineculture_abstract_chenxigang.pdf
  14. ^ a b c d e Chinese Markets for Wines :wines-info Archived 2007-11-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
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  18. ^ "Register of Protected Names Section (a) Australian GI". Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  19. ^ "Western Australia's Wine Regions". Western Australia. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
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