Home to 60 wine regions, mostly concentrated in the south of the continent, Australian viticulture has gained international repute for its benchmark New World styles of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Shiraz wines.
Situated on a thin strip of land, wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, Chile’s diverse terroirs grow a wide range of grapes, from Chardonnay and Riesling to Bordeaux grapes and their flagship Carmenere.
Established on the banks of the Rhine River and its tributaries, Germany’s cool-climate wine regions are best known for their dry to sweet Riesling wines, Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Blaufränkisch.
From the windswept Aegean islands of Santorini and Crete to its sunbaked interior, Greece produces a dazzling array of wines from over 300 native varieties, including Assyrtiko, Moscofilero and Xinomavro.
South African Wines
South Africa’s wine production is concentrated around the Western Cape and reveals a stunning array of styles, from the pedigreed Bordeaux blends of Stellenbosch to flagship Pinotage red wines and Chenin Blanc.
The world’s second largest wine producer, Spain is responsible for a wide array of globally beloved styles, from Galicia’s refreshing Albarino whites to Rioja’s oaky red wines and blends with Tempranillo, Garnacha and Carignan.