Wines By Region

The word wine comes from the Old English win, which derives from the Proto-Germanic *winam which was an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, (which can mean either the `wine` or the `vine`), from Aeolic Greek Fοίνος, (woinos) and from earlier languages such as Hebrew יין (yayin).

Wine producing Regions


Wine grapes grow almost exclusively between thirty and fifty degrees north or south of the equator. The world`s most southerly vineyards are in the South Island of New Zealand near the 45th parallel. However, the world`s most northerly vineyard is Blaxsta Vingård in Flen, Sweden, just above the 59th parallel. As a rule, grapevines prefer a relatively long growing season of 100 days or more with warm daytime temperatures (not above 95°F/35°C) and cool nights (a difference of 40°F/23°C or more).

Wine exporting countries


The 14 largest export nations (2005 dates) – France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Chile, the United States of America, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Croatia and Argentina. California produces about 90% of the wine in the United States. In 2000, Great Britain imported more wine from Australia than from France for the first time in history.

The leaders in export volume by market share in 2003 were:

* France, 22%
* Italy, 20%
* Spain, 16%
* Australia, 8%
* Chile, 6%
* United States, 5%
* Portugal, 4%
* Germany, 4%

Wine production by country 2005


Rank, Country, Production (tonnes)
1 France 5,329,449
2 Italy 5,056,648
3 Spain 3,934,140
4 United States 2,232,000
5 Argentina 1,564,000
6 China 1,300,000
7 Australia 1,274,000
8 South Africa 1,157,895
9 Germany 1,014,700
10 Chile 788,551


This article is based entirely or in part on the Wines By Region wikipedia article and is licenced under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licence.


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Jordan Black Magic Merlot 2014

Mature vineyards grown on decomposed granite. Part whole berry fermentation and careful cellar management has extracted aromas of red plums and dark bitter chocolate with flavours of rich blackberry and mocha. French oak maturation seaons the wine to ccentuate the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins. It is seductive from start to finish. Open 30 minutes before serving to allow the wine to breathe and the fruit flavours to fully develop. [read on...]


£12.50  

A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2014 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 84067

Jordan Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2016

A variety of Chardonnay clones, planted on different slopes, harvested at different ripening levels and all of it fermented and matured on the lees in French oak barrels. These costly practices help to achieve natural balance and allows for different textural components which are then blended to give finesse and complexity. Bold and graceful with fragrances of lemon, biscuit and over-ripe oranges & pure fruit flavours of beeswax and almonds. Lithe and subtle. A New World wine to set your standards by. [read on...]


£13.50  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 84058

Jordan Chardonnay Unoaked 2016

Inspired by the styles of Chablis where Chardonnay is allowed to express its inherent character. A totally unoaked offering that,by extending lees contact, develops mouthfeel and nuances in the wine. Aromas of freshly grated lemon zest and citrus limes that finish with flavours of apricot puree, winter melon and lime sorbet. [read on...]


£9.60  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 84006

Jordan Inspector Peringeuy Chenin Blanc 15

French oak adds style and class to this magical grape. A contemporary and deliciously mouthfeeling experience of white pear, quince and green pine- apple interlaced with a spicy complexity and fine balance of weight, finesse and power supported by spicy baked fruit and creamy texture. [read on...]


£9.60  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 84023

Jordan Mellifera 2010 Half Bottle

Alc 11. 5% A limited release wine produced friom a small 24 year old Riesling vineyard. The botrytis grapes (pourriture noble) grapes were hand selected at harvest and with the utmost patience the juice was pressed from the raisined berries taking a whole day. Rich and unctuous this gem is delicate with floral and fresh ripe apricot bouquet with a limey citrus twist. Sun dried peach and apricot flavours with a well balanced acidity add elegance to the long rich. Offers the perfect ending to a meal. An especially good marriage with creme brulee or blue cheese. Note: Mellifera is the name of the Cape Honey Bee. [read on...]


£11.60  

A B V: 11.5% Vintage: 2010 Color: white Country: South Africa Region: Eastern Cape Code: 75674

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2008

This is Jordan's flagship white wine, with the ultimate expression of the Jordan terrior and from a barrel selection from their best vineyard site. They have gone "The Whole Nine Yards" in producing it. It is strongly Burgundion in style. Innovative canopy management and low crop levels produced smaller berries and greater concentration of citrus to add to a rich butterscotch, spicy cloves, lemon/lime and orange peel with complex mineral flavours. A rich mouthful and subtly balanced toasty French oak integrated with the long tropical peach and melon finish. A masterpiece. [read on...]


£26.00  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: non-vintag Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 74431

Jordan The Outlier Sauvignon Blanc 09

Jordans endeavor to produce a benchmark Sauvignon Blanc is expressed in this unique wine. Ripe fig, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours are complimented by the gentle smokey vanilla nuances of oak, a true "outlier" [read on...]


£10.75  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2009 Color: white Country: South Africa Region: Western Cape Code: 77464

Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2010

Intense lemon-lime flavours. A crisp fruitiness makes it a superb partner with food. hints of spiciness add to its intrigue. 100% Weisser Riesling [read on...]


£7.90  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2010 Color: white Country: South Africa Region: Western Cape Code: 77455

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£1.71  

A B V: 0% Vintage: non-vintag Color: unspecifie Country: France Code: 84936

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