Where is wine produced? Well, if you love wine as much as we think you do, then we’re sure you can give us some pretty good answers for this question…but there are a whole lot more wine producing countries than you might originally guess.
Where is Wine Produced?!
Top 10 wine-producing countries in the world
First of all, let’s start with what you (probably) know. These are the top ten wine producing countries:
3. United States
9. South Africa
Most of the countries on the top ten export a lot of wine to the USA. As a result, most wine lovers have probably tried wine from most of these wine producing countries. But aside from these well-known wine countries, what other countries have beautiful vineyards and eager winemakers?
Where is Wine Produced?
Grapes are one of the top most produced fruits, but not because people eat so many of them; rather because people drink a lot of grape-based beverages. And we’re not talking about grape juice – we’re talking about wine! But where is all this wine produced? Where do grapes grow?
Grapes thrive in a climate with a steady climate of warm/dry summer and cool winters. That’s because too much of anything (heat, cold, or humidity) can be harmful for grapevines. It’s no surprise then that wine-producing places like California, France, Spain, and Chile all have climates optimal for grapes to grow.
Aside from the top ten, where is wine produced? Would you believe that there are more than 70 countries around the world?! It’s true!
Some of the wine-producing countries that might surprise you are:
…and a whole lot more! See the map above or check the full list on Wikipedia.
Small Countries…Great Wine!
Although the bigger countries famous for wine production are quite obvious, there are a lot of very small countries that you might not realize produce wonderful wine. In fact, if you’re interested in taking a wine-cation that’s off the beaten path, there are a lot of options out there to consider. Perhaps a trip to the vineyards of Croatia or Turkey is in your future.