Top Countries

Argentina

7 regions, 39,319 wines

Australia

11 regions, 144,197 wines

Austria

5 regions, 28,626 wines

Canada

12 regions, 37,388 wines

Chile

19 regions, 36,453 wines

France

20 regions, 549,814 wines

Germany

14 regions, 77,940 wines

Greece

10 regions, 7,048 wines

Italy

23 regions, 248,494 wines

New Zealand

3 regions, 29,182 wines

Portugal

17 regions, 32,940 wines

South Africa

10 regions, 33,073 wines

Spain

20 regions, 86,674 wines

Switzerland

19 regions, 10,500 wines

USA

53 regions, 683,940 wines
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Top Regions

Alsace (France)

Known for dry Rieslings and Gewürztraminers, this French region has a strong Germanic influence. (40 subregions, 27,626 wines)

Bordeaux (France)

Perhaps the most famous wine producing region in the world. Known for red blends. (7 subregions, 99,037 wines)

British Columbia (Canada)

Made here since 1859, but the modern era began about 15 years ago (5 subregions, 17,782 wines)

Burgundy (France)

Home of the canonical old world Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays (8 subregions, 208,291 wines)

California (USA)

The biggest wine producing region in the U.S. Known for Cabernets, but produces almost every varietal. (11 subregions, 497,629 wines)

Castilla y León (Spain)

The largest area of Spain, producing some great wines, including those of Ribera del Duero (1 subregion, 18,059 wines)

Champagne (France)

The best known region for sparkling wine. Truly some great stuff. (17 subregions, 22,777 wines)

Coastal Region (South Africa)

The country of the Tannat grape. (11 subregions, 22,065 wines)

La Rioja (Spain)

The old world home of Tempranillo, but also produces Grenache and other tasty varietals. (2 subregions, 21,162 wines)

Languedoc Roussillon (France)

France's melting pot for wine. Influence from Rhone, Bordeaux and the Mediteranean. (3 subregions, 43,917 wines)

Loire Valley (France)

Known for Chenin blanc and other whites, but produces a bit of everything. (4 subregions, 39,483 wines)

Mendoza (Argentina)

Accounting for nearly two-thirds of Argentina's entire wine production in the foothills of the Andes. (6 subregions, 32,750 wines)

Mosel Saar Ruwer (Germany)

Famous for Riesling, but limited production of other wines. (28,577 wines)

New South Wales (Australia)

One of Austrailia's most famous wine areas known for Shiraz and Semillon as well as extensive plantings of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and small quantities of Pinot Noir. (9 subregions, 20,756 wines)

Ontario (Canada)

Known for Ice wines, Rieslings, as well as some good reds like Pinot Noir and Cab Franc. (2 subregions, 17,528 wines)

Oregon (USA)

Produces many varietals and blends, but best known for Pinot Noir. (2 subregions, 49,018 wines)

Piedmont (Italy)

Includes Barolo, Barbaresco, and Aste Spumante. (5 subregions, 63,499 wines)

Rhône (France)

Home of Cotes du Rhone, and best known for red blends, but produces all sorts of good stuff. (4 subregions, 67,589 wines)

South Australia (Australia)

Best known for Shiraz, but produces everything from Riesling to Cabernet Franc. (7 subregions, 59,884 wines)

South Island (New Zealand)

Once "up and coming," now accepted as home to some of the great Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. (5 subregions, 18,368 wines)

Tuscany (Italy)

All sorts of good stuff here, including Chianti, Brunello, and Montepulciano. (7 subregions, 64,968 wines)

Veneto (Italy)

A region in north-eastern Italy which produces a huge variety of both red and white wines. (1 subregion, 29,059 wines)

Victoria (Australia)

Known for Yarra Valley's Chardonnays, but also some great Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons. (6 subregions, 30,059 wines)

Washington (USA)

Produces over 30 varietals, including some remarkable reds. (2 subregions, 65,675 wines)

Western Australia (Australia)

Emerging area known for Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and some great Zinfandels. (2 subregions, 17,569 wines)
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Top Varietals

Barbera

17,351 wines

Cabernet Franc

A dark and often tannic red, usually used for blending but wonderful on its own (27,214 wines)

Cabernet Sauvignon

The noblest of grapes (170,367 wines)

Champagne Blend

23,486 wines

Chardonnay

From exquisite to tacky, it runs the gamut (186,864 wines)

Chenin Blanc

15,388 wines

Corvina Blend

17,463 wines

Gamay

14,929 wines

Gewürztraminer

15,758 wines

Grenache Blend

18,260 wines

Malbec

25,743 wines

Merlot

Wildly under-rated by many (55,596 wines)

Nebbiolo

36,479 wines

Pinot Gris

15,173 wines

Pinot Noir

Refined and silky, or earth and tobacco (251,681 wines)

Red Blend

Any blend of primarily red varietals which doesn't fit into one of the traditional blend types. (109,348 wines)

Red Bordeaux Blend

Perhaps the most perfect combination (132,208 wines)

Red Rhone Blend

Complex and diverse, with something for everyone (47,242 wines)

Riesling

Stereotyped as sweet, but there are all types (91,902 wines)

Rosé Blend

23,455 wines

Sangiovese

The classic Italian grape, but not just from Italy (36,205 wines)

Sangiovese Blend

26,606 wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and refereshing, with many different styles (55,362 wines)

Shiraz (Syrah)

One of the most powerful and full-bodied reds (39,382 wines)

Syrah

Increasingly popular, and deservedly so (63,840 wines)

Tempranillo

27,285 wines

Tempranillo Blend

16,590 wines

Viognier

16,147 wines

White Blend

46,922 wines

Zinfandel

Round and lush, or dark and spicy, Zins rock (46,336 wines)
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