Largest Wine Producers

Italy, Spain, and France are the three major wine-producing countries. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), these three countries are considered leaders in wine production.

Aside from these three major countries, FAO reported in 2013 that there are 15 countries. Let’s explore these different top regions to be informed why these regions became top-grossing countries regarding wine production.


With a yearly production of 4. 80 million tons of wine, Italy is considered to be the world’s largest producer, according to Food and Agricultural Production (FAO). Italy is prominent when it comes to world-class wines. One of their renowned wine is the Baricci Brunello di Montalcino, a warm and friendly wine.

Grapes, the main ingredients in making wines, grow abundantly in Italy, one of the primary reasons Italy is the world's largest wine producer. The climate of the region is ideally suited for grape cultivation.

The Roman civilization is part of Italy’s winemaking. Romans widely practiced winery as part of their livelihood and as a part of their commercial purposes.


According to the FAO  report, Spain is the second largest wine producer globally, with a yearly production of 4.60 million tons.

Dating back to history, Spain has a prosperous livelihood in winemaking. The archeologists suggest that viticulture was highly present in Spain during 4000 and 3000 BC.

With 7.17 million hectares, Spain is considered the most significant area for grape cultivation. Emphasizing varieties of flavors, the region is renowned for its distinct and unique taste of wine. It is also a region where the cleanest wine is usually produced.


France is the largest wine producer in the world, after Italy and Spain. Its annual production is 4.30, which puts it third on the list. The wines in France are highly marketed in foreign countries. Over the years, Spain has continued producing top-quality wines consumed locally.

United States

Viticulture in the US started 300 years ago. According to the report, the United States is one of the world's wine leaders, with an annual production of around 3.3 million tons, making the US the fourth largest winery,.

With 1.1 million acres, the region is the sixth-most significant area of grapes cultivation. Wine is manufactured in all 50 places in the American States, and 89 percent comes from the California region.

While most varieties of grapes are highly present in native American, most American wine still comes from European grapes, specifically the “Vitis vinifera.”


Argentina is the fifth largest wine producer in the entire world. Wines such as Malbec, Chardonnay, Bonarda, and Cabernet Sauvignon are some of Argentina's best examples of wine. The region is greatly relying on wine exports.


Australia mainly markets its wine in Hong Kong and Asia. Chardonnay is a renowned example of wine in Australia. Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Margaret River, The Barossa Valley, and Coonawarra are some of Australia's wine-producing regions.


The wines in Germany are mainly exported to the UK and the US. The region is renowned for its varieties of white wines. The abundant grapes in Germany are due to its slightly warm weather.

Franken, Ahr, Baden, Mittelrhein, Mosel, Nahe, and Sachsen are some of Germany's famous wine-producer regions.

South Africa

Aside from South Africa being one of the largest producers, it is also a leading wine producer. South Africa has been known to produce the most significant volume of Brandy. One of their famous wine is Chenin Blanc.


Chile is widely known for its Bordeaux, a kind of red wine. Currently, Chile is the 7th largest wine producer. Casablanca Valley and Valparaíso are the two places in Chile where you can enjoy the cool climate and the aroma and taste of Sauvignon Blanc. March and November are the best months to visit Chile for its mind-blowing wine.


Portugal is renowned for its Port wine, a kind of dessert sweet red wine by blending different kinds of grapes found in some parts of 

Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Casteláo, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Arinto, and Alvarinho are famous regions in Portugal that widely produce wine and export it to different areas.


Each country mentioned above, from Italy to Portugal, focuses on a distinct kind of wine. The wines that range from high to best quality are exported to different places. 

When you explore these countries, there will always be a specific wine that suits your wine preference. Whether Bordeaux from Chile or Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, you will have your own place in the wine world.