Top 10 Wine Destinations in the World

Top 10 World’s Wine Destinations

10. Bingen, Germany

Bingen, Germany

  • Total Area: 37.74 km2
  • Population: 24,413 (2011)
  • Density: 647/km2
  • Wine Areas: Rheinhessen, Mittelrhein and Nahe
  • http://www.bingen.de/

9. Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

  • Area: 49.36 km2
  • Population: 235,891 (2008)
  • Density: 4,779 /km2
  • Grapes produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit verdot, Malbec, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle
  • http://www.bordeaux.fr/
8. Douro, Portugal

Douro, Portugal

  • Total Area: 4,114 km²
  • Population: 217,000
  • Main Rivers: Douro River, Corgo River, Tua River, Sabor River
  • Grapes produced: Bastardo, Mourisco Tinto, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional, Donzelinho Branco, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, and Viosinho
7. McLaren Vale, Adelaide, South Australia

McLaren Vale

  • Established: 1838
  • Total Area: 3.9 km²
  • Population: 2,908 (2006)
  • Red wines: Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot
  • White wines: Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon blanc and Riesling
  • Other wines: Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Barbera, Cinsaut, Vermentino and Viognier
6. La Rioja, Spain

La Rioja, Spain

  • Total Area: 5,045 km2
  • Population: 308,968 (2007)
  • Density: 61/km2
  • Grapes produced: Tempranillo, Viura, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo
  • No. of Vineyards: 14,000
  • No. of wineries: 150
  • http://www.larioja.org/
5. Otago, New Zealand

Otago, New Zealand

  • Total Area: 31,241 km2
  • Population: 211,300 (2012)
  • Density: 6.8/km2
  • Famous Wine: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Riesling grapes
  • http://www.otago.co.nz/
4. Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

  • Settled: 1561
  • Total Area: 54 km2
  • Population: 112,900 (2001)
  • Density: 2,055.4/km2
  • http://www.ciudaddemendoza.gov.ar/
3. Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • Nickname: Eikestad
  • Founder: Simon van der Stel
  • Total Area: 30.41 km2
  • Population: 44,160 (2001)
  • Density: 1,500/km2
2. Santa Cruz, Chile
Santa Cruz, Chile
  • Total Area: 419.5 km2
  • Population: 32,387 (2002)
  • Density: 77/km2
  • http://www.municipalidadsantacruz.cl/
1. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany, Italy
  • Total Area: 22,993 km2
  • Population: 3,763,076 (2012)
  • Density: 160/km2
  • GDP (2008): € 106.1 billion
  • Per capita: € 28,500
  • Famous Wine: Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino
  • http://www.regione.toscana.it/