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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Sommierois Sauvignon Blanc 14

Pale coloured with hints of ripe exotic fruits, candied citrus fruit,grape- fruit and lemon zest. A lively and acidulous wine with a high intensity on the palate. [read on...]


£7.45  

A B V: 14% Vintage: 2014 Color: white Country: France Code: 81556

Springfield Life From Stone 2016

Monumental human efforts were required to plant the vines producing Life from Stone in quartz rock, including dynamite! The vines have to battle against nature producing highly concentrated powerful wines with a flinty mineral character - a true expression of the site's terroir. The vines are now 20 years old and consistently deliver bright, flinty, minerally herbaceous exotic (melon, grapefruit, passionfruit) flavours, intense and long in the mouth. [read on...]


£11.50  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 82650

Springfield Life From Stone 2016 50cl

Monumental human efforts were required to plant the vines producing Life from Stone in quartz rock, including dynamite! The vines have to battle against nature, producing highly concentrated powerful wines with a flinty mineral character - a true expression of the site's terroir. The vines are now 20 years old and consistently deliver bright, flinty, minerally herbaceous exotic (melon, grapefruit, passionfruit) flavours - intense and long in the mouth. [read on...]


£7.90  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 82668

Springfield Methode Ancienne 2004

In terms of quality, authenticity and for giving sheer pleasure this is a masterpiece. The vines planted in 1979 have consistently produced fine wine Only 2. 8 hectares were established on a rock-infested outcrop which bears 17-20 barrels of luscious premium Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for two years in new French oak and a further three years in bottles in the Springfield cellars before being released. Unfiltered and unfined. May require decanting. Alc. 13. 5% [read on...]


£29.70  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2004 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 75804

Springfield Methode Ancienne Cab. Sauv 06

In terms of quality, authenticity and forgiving sheer pleasure this is a masterpiece. Only 2. 8 hectares of vines were planted on a rock infested outcrop in 1979. The miracle is in the fruit. Tiny berries, intense in colour and flavour and the crop is vinified in the traditional way. No crushing of berries, no yeast but that from their skins, no fining additives and no filters. Only 17 to 20 barrels of luscious premium Cabernet Sauvigon is produced annually. The wine is aged for two years in new, finest quality French oak casks and then matured in bottle for a further three years in the Springfield cellars before being released. This wine has not been fined and bottled unfiltered so as to preserve all the# superb quality and fruit, so decanting is necessary. [read on...]


£29.70  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2006 Color: red Country: South Africa Code: 78515

Springfield Methode Ancienne Chardonnay 1999

'Made in the ancient style of Burgundy',barrel fermented with natural 'wild' yeast and only released when Abrie Bruwer is satisfied with the quality. Complex and deliciously serious. Sweet toned white peach and honeysuckle fragrances with a vanilla background and limey lees further extending the mouthfilling richness which is brilliantly balanced by vibrant dry acidity. [read on...]


£28.00  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 1999 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 53146

Springfield Miss Lucy 2016

Miss Lucy is one of seven nicknames given to the Red Stumpnose by fishermen of the Southern Cape. Created as an ode to the bounty of the sea, Miss Lucy is a carefully crafted blend of 38% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Semillon and 30% Pinot Gris. This wine has been over 10 years in the making. Vines were specifically plante and in a game of trial and error several were uprooted and others replanted in their place. Prior to Miss Lucy's eventual release came a four year period of experimentation with regards to the blending of com[onents and different barrel regimes. The result is a unique blend burst- ing with citrus, melon and pamplemousse flavours and an ample mouthfeel, yet is remarkably moderate in alcohol. It is the perfect partner to a seafood feast. [read on...]


£11.10  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 82685

Springfield Special Cuvee Sauv. Blanc 16

This superb dry wine, produced from two pickings, one in the earlier harvest and anothr slightly later, from 27 year old vines grown on the best sandy alluvial soil in the estate's prime Riverine site. Treated tenderly in the cellar with minimal intervention, the full epression of the terroir has been allowed to develop. The resultant wine is a complex sensuous combinatuon of passionfruit, stone fruits, nettles and minerality with a full mouthfeel and stylish length. A superb wine from a magnificent estate that consistently produces the finest South African Sauvignon Blanc year after year. [read on...]


£11.50  

A B V: 13% Vintage: 2016 Color: white Country: South Africa Code: 82677

Springfield Special Cuvee Sauvignon 2004

A slightly fuller style of Sauvignon from one of South Africa’s top producers. The palate displays a medium body, with lemon, gooseberry and fig, there is a delicious ripe acidity giving balance to the wine and nice length on the finish. [read on...]


£8.80  

A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2004 Color: unspecifie Country: South Africa Region: Overberg Code: 62294

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