Top Countries

Argentina

7 regions, 37,575 wines

Australia

11 regions, 140,623 wines

Austria

5 regions, 27,681 wines

Canada

12 regions, 35,125 wines

Chile

19 regions, 35,148 wines

France

20 regions, 529,606 wines

Germany

14 regions, 75,456 wines

Greece

10 regions, 6,719 wines

Italy

23 regions, 236,919 wines

New Zealand

3 regions, 28,137 wines

Portugal

17 regions, 31,481 wines

South Africa

10 regions, 31,709 wines

Spain

20 regions, 82,388 wines

Switzerland

19 regions, 10,075 wines

USA

53 regions, 645,902 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, 26,979 wines)

Bordeaux (France)

Perhaps the most famous wine producing region in the world. Known for red blends. (7 subregions, 95,692 wines)

British Columbia (Canada)

Made here since 1859, but the modern era began about 15 years ago (5 subregions, 16,451 wines)

Burgundy (France)

Home of the canonical old world Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays (8 subregions, 200,794 wines)

California (USA)

The biggest wine producing region in the U.S. Known for Cabernets, but produces almost every varietal. (11 subregions, 469,063 wines)

Castilla y León (Spain)

The largest area of Spain, producing some great wines, including those of Ribera del Duero (1 subregion, 17,096 wines)

Champagne (France)

The best known region for sparkling wine. Truly some great stuff. (17 subregions, 21,770 wines)

Coastal Region (South Africa)

The country of the Tannat grape. (11 subregions, 21,233 wines)

La Rioja (Spain)

The old world home of Tempranillo, but also produces Grenache and other tasty varietals. (2 subregions, 20,093 wines)

Languedoc Roussillon (France)

France's melting pot for wine. Influence from Rhone, Bordeaux and the Mediteranean. (3 subregions, 42,463 wines)

Loire Valley (France)

Known for Chenin blanc and other whites, but produces a bit of everything. (4 subregions, 37,900 wines)

Mendoza (Argentina)

Accounting for nearly two-thirds of Argentina's entire wine production in the foothills of the Andes. (6 subregions, 31,269 wines)

Mosel Saar Ruwer (Germany)

Famous for Riesling, but limited production of other wines. (27,859 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, 20,315 wines)

Ontario (Canada)

Known for Ice wines, Rieslings, as well as some good reds like Pinot Noir and Cab Franc. (2 subregions, 16,711 wines)

Oregon (USA)

Produces many varietals and blends, but best known for Pinot Noir. (2 subregions, 45,872 wines)

Piedmont (Italy)

Includes Barolo, Barbaresco, and Aste Spumante. (5 subregions, 60,507 wines)

Rhône (France)

Home of Cotes du Rhone, and best known for red blends, but produces all sorts of good stuff. (4 subregions, 64,941 wines)

South Australia (Australia)

Best known for Shiraz, but produces everything from Riesling to Cabernet Franc. (7 subregions, 58,192 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, 17,632 wines)

Tuscany (Italy)

All sorts of good stuff here, including Chianti, Brunello, and Montepulciano. (7 subregions, 61,638 wines)

Veneto (Italy)

A region in north-eastern Italy which produces a huge variety of both red and white wines. (1 subregion, 27,890 wines)

Victoria (Australia)

Known for Yarra Valley's Chardonnays, but also some great Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons. (6 subregions, 29,307 wines)

Washington (USA)

Produces over 30 varietals, including some remarkable reds. (2 subregions, 62,008 wines)

Western Australia (Australia)

Emerging area known for Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and some great Zinfandels. (2 subregions, 17,186 wines)
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Top Varietals

Barbera

16,533 wines

Cabernet Franc

A dark and often tannic red, usually used for blending but wonderful on its own (25,709 wines)

Cabernet Sauvignon

The noblest of grapes (161,120 wines)

Champagne Blend

22,475 wines

Chardonnay

From exquisite to tacky, it runs the gamut (178,664 wines)

Chenin Blanc

14,733 wines

Corvina Blend

16,662 wines

Gamay

14,160 wines

Gewürztraminer

15,400 wines

Grenache Blend

17,410 wines

Malbec

24,274 wines

Merlot

Wildly under-rated by many (53,828 wines)

Nebbiolo

34,596 wines

Pinot Gris

14,691 wines

Pinot Noir

Refined and silky, or earth and tobacco (239,688 wines)

Red Blend

Any blend of primarily red varietals which doesn't fit into one of the traditional blend types. (103,305 wines)

Red Bordeaux Blend

Perhaps the most perfect combination (127,032 wines)

Red Rhone Blend

Complex and diverse, with something for everyone (45,069 wines)

Riesling

Stereotyped as sweet, but there are all types (89,341 wines)

Rosé Blend

21,954 wines

Sangiovese

The classic Italian grape, but not just from Italy (34,472 wines)

Sangiovese Blend

25,297 wines

Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and refereshing, with many different styles (52,771 wines)

Shiraz (Syrah)

One of the most powerful and full-bodied reds (38,349 wines)

Syrah

Increasingly popular, and deservedly so (61,079 wines)

Tempranillo

25,950 wines

Tempranillo Blend

15,872 wines

Viognier

15,567 wines

White Blend

45,001 wines

Zinfandel

Round and lush, or dark and spicy, Zins rock (44,280 wines)
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