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Wine Economics Research Centre

The University of Adelaide Australia

Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 2000 and 2010

Our book entitled 'Which winegrape varieties are grown where?  A global empirical picture' is a unique compendium of data on winegrape bearing areas by variety and region. It draws on this database, which now covers 48 countries for the years 2000 and 2010 (with less-complete data also for circa 1990, 1980, 1970 and 1960).  The e-book version may be downloaded free of charge from the University of Adelaide Press, where a hard copy also may be ordered. That book has shared with two others the 2014 OIV Prize from the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin for the best viticulture books published in 2013.

A report summarizing the data is available as Wine Economics Research Centre Working Paper 0213, December 2013.

The underlying data are available to freely download at the bottom of this page. They will be updated from time to time as new data become available.  Please acknowledge the source as: Anderson, K. and N. Aryal, Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 2000 and 2010, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, December 2013, revised July 2014.

An outline and the Introduction chapter (‘Front pages’) of the e-book, and 30 summary charts, are available from this webpage, as are the various sections of tables of the e-book in PDF and Excel formats:

Front pages of e-book - lists of charts and tables, author's preface, statistical sources, technical notes, and the introductory chapter [pdf 31 pages, 599kB]

Charts following Introduction in front pages of e-book: World’s winegrape varieties and wine regions at a glance [pdf 31 pages, 1MB]

Detailed tables in e-book:

I. Country coverage [pdf 58 pages, 882KB; Excel 333KB]
II. Regional coverage of each country [pdf 17 pages, 187KB ; Excel 75KB]
III. Winegrape varietal coverage globally [pdf 193 pages, 2MB; Excel 578KB]
IV. Winegrape areas for world’s top varieties, by country [pdf 52 pages, 381KB; Excel 178KB]
V. Winegrape areas and Varietal Intensity Indexes for national top 45 varieties [pdf 80 pages, 1MB; Excel 432KB]
VI. Regional Varietal Intensity Indexes for world’s top varieties [pdf 89 pages, 1MB; Excel 332KB]
VII. Index of Varietal Similarity, by region and country [pdf 43 pages, 644KB; Excel 174KB]
VIII. Summary charts for each of the world’s top 50 varieties [pdf 50 pages, 3MB; Excel 584KB]
IX. Summary charts for each of the 44 countries [pdf 44 pages, 3MB; Excel 522KB]

Underlying data files

Three files are available below. The first has just national and global data for the 45 countries, whereas the second file also includes data for each wine region in those countries. These data files will be updated from time to time as new data become available. The latest update is May 2014, in which two dozen very minor varietal names have been corrected, the datasets for four countries (France, Italy, Germany and Romania) have been expanded, and Ethiopia has been added. For France, more detailed regional and varietal data are provided for 2010 (its original 45 regions are now further divided into 72 regions and there are now 272 prime varieties, up from 96 previously). For Italy, more-detailed regional data are provided for 2010 (its original 20 regions are now subdivided into 110 sub-regions, similar to the 103 regions for 2000). For Germany, the ‘Other varieties’ category has been shrunk from around one-third to just 1% of the total bearing area, as there are now 91 instead of 48 varieties shown in 2010 and 68 instead of 57 in 2000. For Romania, the ‘Other varieties’ category for 2010 has been shrunk only a little but the bearing area of more minor varieties is now included, raising the total number of its varieties from 25 to 99. We are grateful to Norbert Tischelmayer of Austria for pointing to errors in some minor varietal names or colours, to Patrick Aigrain of France, Eugenio Pomarici of Italy, Steffen Schindler of Germany and Diana Mereanu of Romania for providing the more-detailed data for their countries, to  Etsegenet Kiflu of the DebreZeit Agricultural Research Center for providing 2011/12 data for Ethiopia's emerging wine industry, to Patrick Fegan’s 2003 Vintage Handbook for data for Israel and Taiwan for 2000 (assumed to be the same in 2010), and to for 2011 data for Korea and for the newly added data for pre-2000 years for several countries. Together these revisions have expanded the global dataset from 521 to 642 regions and from 1271 to 1446 prime varieties in 2010.  There are as well 102 other prime varieties that are in the 2000 or earlier sets but not in the 2010 set, so the five years together include a total of 1548 prime varieties, plus more than 810 synonyms.

  • National and global file, 2000 and 2010 [Excel 375KB]
  • Detailed regional file for 44 countries, 2000 and 2010 [Excel 3455KB]
  • Revised Table 1, showing number of varieties and regions in each country in each of the six years in the dataset [Excel 13KB