Wine regions

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

Tunisia

Americas

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Mexico

Peru

United States

A complete listing of federally defined wine regions, called [1].

Uruguay

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

Venezuela

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

Europe

Albania

Austria

A map of Austrian wine regions can be found here

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belgium

  • Hagelandse wijn, near Rotselaar/Leuven since 1997
  • Haspengouw, Limburg, since 2000
  • Heuvelland, since 2005
  • Côtes de Sambre et Meuse, between the rivers Sambre et Meuse since 2004

Bulgaria

Croatia

  • Continental Croatia: Central Croatia and Slavonia
    • Wine region Moslavina
    • Wine region Plešivica
    • Wine region Podunavlje
    • Wine region Pokuplje
    • Wine region Prigorje - Bilogora
    • Wine region Slavonija
    • Wine region Zagorje - Međimurje
  • Littoral Croatia: Northern Croatian Littoral and Dalmatia
    • Wine region Dalmatinska zagora
    • Wine region Hrvatsko primorje
    • Wine region Istra
    • Wine region Sjeverna Dalmacija
    • Wine region Srednja i Južna Dalmacija

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

  • Balaton
    • Badacsony
    • Balatonboglár
    • Balaton-felvidék
    • Balatonfüred-Csopak
    • Nagy-Somló
    • Zala
  • Duna
    • Csongrád
    • Hajós-Baja
    • Kunság
  • Eger
    • Bükk
    • Eger
    • Mátra
    • Észak-Dunántúl
    • Neszmély
    • Etyek-Buda
    • Mór
    • Pannonhalma
  • Pannon
    • Pécs
    • Szekszárd
    • Tolna
    • Villány
  • Sopron
    • Sopron
  • Tokaj

Ireland

Italy

  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • South Tyrol, known alternatively as Südtirol (in German) or Alto Adige (in Italian)
    • Trentino
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Sangiovese Superiore di Romagna
    • Trebbiano di Romagna
    • Colli Cesenate

Cannonau Vermentino di Gallura

Montefalco

Latvia

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Moldavia wine regions

Muntenia wine regions

Oltenia wine regions

Transylvania wine regions

Crişana wine regions

Banat wine regions

Dobrogea wine regions

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Whole of southern Slovakia

  • Malokarpatská (Small Carpathians)
  • Južnoslovenská (Southern Slovakian)
  • Nitrianska (Region of Nitra)
  • Stredoslovenská (Central Slovakian)
  • Východoslovenská (Eastern Slovakian)
  • Tokaj (Tokaj region of Slovakia)

Slovenia


Spain

Sweden

  • Gutevin from Gotland

Switzerland

Turkey

  • White Wine Grapes[2]
    • Emir – Nevşehir (Cappadocia) Area
    • Narince – Tokat Area
    • Hasandede – Ankara and Central Anatolia
    • Bornova Misketi – İzmir Area
    • Sultaniye – Aegean Region
    • Yapıncak – Thracian Region
    • Altıntaş – Marmara Region and Bozcaada
    • Beylerce – Bilecik Area
    • Rumi, Kabarcık, Dökülgen – Southeastern Anatolia Region
  • Red Wine Grapes[2]
    • Öküzgözü – Elazığ Area
    • Boğazkere – Elazığ and Diyarbakır Areas
    • Kalecik Karası – Ankara Area
    • Papazkarası – Kırklareli Area
    • Çalkarası – Çal, Denizli Area
    • Karasakız – Çanakkale Region
    • Horozkarası, Sergikarası – Southeastern Anatolia Region
    • Dimrit – Central Anatolia and Eastern Aegean Region
    • Karalahna – Tekirdağ Region
    • Adakarası – Marmara Region and Avşa Island

Ukraine

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

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

China

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

Indonesia

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

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

Also includes wine regions in Israeli-occupied territories.*

Japan

Kazakhstan

Republic of Korea

Lebanon

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

Palestinian territories

Syria

Vietnam

Oceania

Australia

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

References

Notes

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