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List of wine-producing 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).

Main wine-producing areas in the world

Africa

Algeria

Cape Verde

Morocco

South Africa

A vineyard in the Stellenbosch region, South Africa

Tunisia

Americas

Argentina

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 [1].
Vineyard on South Bass Island

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

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

Cannonau Vermentino di Gallura

Montefalco

Latvia

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Portuguese wine regions

Romania

Moldavia wine regions

Muntenia wine regions

Oltenia wine regions

Transylvania wine regions

Crişana wine regions

Banat wine regions

Dobrogea wine regions

Russia

Serbia

Wine regions of Serbia

Slovakia

Wine-producing regions in Slovakia.

Whole of southern 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 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

Regions producing native wines have been present since the Qin Dynasty,[4] 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

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.[9]

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

  1. ^ Niagara Escarpment
  2. ^ http://www.czechtourism.com/a/prague-vineyards/
  3. ^ a b "Grapes grown for wine production in Turkey".  
  4. ^ http://www.fask.uni-mainz.de/inst/chinesisch/wineculture_abstract_chenxigang.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.wines-info.com/Newshtml/200812/2282008123011241759.html
  6. ^ a b c d e Chinese Markets for Wines :wines-info
  7. ^ Anseong Culture Tour City of Anseong
  8. ^ Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Wine Korea Official Site of Korea Tourism Organization
  9. ^ "Register of Protected Names Section (a) Australian GI".  
  10. ^ "Western Australia's Wine Regions". Western Australia. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 

Notes

  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 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
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