1. France

While France and Italy compete for the top wine production region of the world they are also reducing wine production every year. France has lowered production by 11% since 2007.

2. Italy

Italy has reduced their production by at least 7% since 2007.

3. Spain

Despite this fact, Spain also has much lower wine yields than neighboring France and Italy resulting in less total wine.

4. United States

90% of wine from the United States is from California.
Major Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc

5. Argentina

Argentina relies on wine exports.
Major Grapes: Malbec, Bonarda, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon

6. Australia

Australia relies primarily on the wine export market.
Major Grapes: Shiraz (Syrah), Chardonnay

7. Germany

Major Grapes: Riesling, Müller-Thurgau

8. South Africa

Major Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Chardonnay

9. Chile

Chile is proud of the red wine variety Carmenere, known as the ‘lost varietal’ of Bordeaux.
Major Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Carménère, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

10. Portugal

Portugal is known for Port wine, a high alcohol dessert wine from northern Portugal made by blending several grape varieties.

Major Grapes: Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Castelão, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Alvarinho, Arinto


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