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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Windmeul Merlot 2015

Elegant with generous berry fruit flavours, enhanced by 12 months in second fill French oak barrels with plums, cherries, blueberries being prominent with a touch of cocoa. Low vine yield has contributed to the intensity of flavour of this excellnt wine. [read on...]


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A B V: 14.5% Vintage: 2015 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 84301

Windmeul Pinotage 2015

Produced from 47 year old vines. The grapes are hand picked at the coolest time of the day to conserve the rich delicious fruit. This quintessential South African red has strong flavours of blueberries, plums and bananas which are well rounded with an aftertaste of coffee and chocolate. [read on...]


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A B V: 14% Vintage: 2015 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 84292

Windmeul Sauvignon Blanc 2016

An aromatic nose with concentrated fruit. Crisp, dry, fresh, elegant with a a full fruity flavour. A really pleasing style & quality and great value. [read on...]


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A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 84267

Windmeul Shiraz 2015

Delicious, classy, classic Shiraz with opulent black cherry fruits, beautifully balanced and natural fruit sweetness. It has a ready to drink soft textured mouthfeel. Will benefit from opening the bottle early or even decanting immediately before serving. [read on...]


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A B V: 14% Vintage: 2015 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 84328

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