Top Countries

Argentina

7 regions, 36,243 wines

Australia

11 regions, 137,636 wines

Austria

5 regions, 26,890 wines

Canada

12 regions, 33,663 wines

Chile

19 regions, 34,050 wines

France

20 regions, 515,533 wines

Germany

14 regions, 73,768 wines

Greece

10 regions, 6,538 wines

Italy

23 regions, 228,602 wines

New Zealand

3 regions, 27,258 wines

Portugal

17 regions, 30,366 wines

South Africa

10 regions, 30,709 wines

Spain

20 regions, 79,387 wines

Switzerland

19 regions, 9,786 wines

USA

53 regions, 618,644 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, 26,402 wines)

Bordeaux (France)

Perhaps the most famous wine producing region in the world. Known for red blends. (7 subregions, 93,423 wines)

British Columbia (Canada)

Made here since 1859, but the modern era began about 15 years ago (5 subregions, 15,536 wines)

Burgundy (France)

Home of the canonical old world Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays (8 subregions, 195,835 wines)

California (USA)

The biggest wine producing region in the U.S. Known for Cabernets, but produces almost every varietal. (11 subregions, 449,040 wines)

Castilla y León (Spain)

The largest area of Spain, producing some great wines, including those of Ribera del Duero (1 subregion, 16,476 wines)

Champagne (France)

The best known region for sparkling wine. Truly some great stuff. (17 subregions, 21,080 wines)

Coastal Region (South Africa)

The country of the Tannat grape. (11 subregions, 20,599 wines)

La Rioja (Spain)

The old world home of Tempranillo, but also produces Grenache and other tasty varietals. (2 subregions, 19,378 wines)

Languedoc Roussillon (France)

France's melting pot for wine. Influence from Rhone, Bordeaux and the Mediteranean. (3 subregions, 41,376 wines)

Loire Valley (France)

Known for Chenin blanc and other whites, but produces a bit of everything. (4 subregions, 36,745 wines)

Mendoza (Argentina)

Accounting for nearly two-thirds of Argentina's entire wine production in the foothills of the Andes. (6 subregions, 30,146 wines)

Mosel Saar Ruwer (Germany)

Famous for Riesling, but limited production of other wines. (27,274 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, 19,980 wines)

Ontario (Canada)

Known for Ice wines, Rieslings, as well as some good reds like Pinot Noir and Cab Franc. (2 subregions, 16,220 wines)

Oregon (USA)

Produces many varietals and blends, but best known for Pinot Noir. (2 subregions, 43,522 wines)

Piedmont (Italy)

Includes Barolo, Barbaresco, and Aste Spumante. (5 subregions, 58,523 wines)

Rhône (France)

Home of Cotes du Rhone, and best known for red blends, but produces all sorts of good stuff. (4 subregions, 63,119 wines)

South Australia (Australia)

Best known for Shiraz, but produces everything from Riesling to Cabernet Franc. (7 subregions, 56,782 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, 16,998 wines)

Tuscany (Italy)

All sorts of good stuff here, including Chianti, Brunello, and Montepulciano. (7 subregions, 59,390 wines)

Veneto (Italy)

A region in north-eastern Italy which produces a huge variety of both red and white wines. (1 subregion, 26,973 wines)

Victoria (Australia)

Known for Yarra Valley's Chardonnays, but also some great Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons. (6 subregions, 28,678 wines)

Washington (USA)

Produces over 30 varietals, including some remarkable reds. (2 subregions, 59,322 wines)

Western Australia (Australia)

Emerging area known for Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and some great Zinfandels. (2 subregions, 16,862 wines)
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Top Varietals

Barbera

15,923 wines

Cabernet Franc

A dark and often tannic red, usually used for blending but wonderful on its own (24,666 wines)

Cabernet Sauvignon

The noblest of grapes (154,941 wines)

Champagne Blend

21,799 wines

Chardonnay

From exquisite to tacky, it runs the gamut (172,918 wines)

Chenin Blanc

14,235 wines

Corvina Blend

16,039 wines

Gamay

13,637 wines

Gewürztraminer

15,111 wines

Grenache Blend

16,791 wines

Malbec

23,173 wines

Merlot

Wildly under-rated by many (52,443 wines)

Nebbiolo

33,402 wines

Pinot Gris

14,239 wines

Pinot Noir

Refined and silky, or earth and tobacco (231,151 wines)

Red Blend

Any blend of primarily red varietals which doesn't fit into one of the traditional blend types. (98,866 wines)

Red Bordeaux Blend

Perhaps the most perfect combination (123,499 wines)

Red Rhone Blend

Complex and diverse, with something for everyone (43,619 wines)

Riesling

Stereotyped as sweet, but there are all types (87,350 wines)

Rosé Blend

20,825 wines

Sangiovese

The classic Italian grape, but not just from Italy (33,241 wines)

Sangiovese Blend

24,395 wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and refereshing, with many different styles (50,836 wines)

Shiraz (Syrah)

One of the most powerful and full-bodied reds (37,505 wines)

Syrah

Increasingly popular, and deservedly so (59,089 wines)

Tempranillo

24,994 wines

Tempranillo Blend

15,354 wines

Viognier

15,106 wines

White Blend

43,550 wines

Zinfandel

Round and lush, or dark and spicy, Zins rock (42,720 wines)
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