Historical global winegrape compendium and database

About the report

This compendium (book) and the database containing the underlying data, provides a comprehensive global record of bearing area of all winegrapes by variety and region (hence country) for the years 2000 and 2010

Report summary

The compendium, entitled 'Which winegrape varieties are grown where?  A global empirical picture’ was produced by K Anderson and N Aryal from the University of Adelaide.  It provides statistics and charts on global, national and regional winegrape varieties, including:

  • Winegrape area by region by country
  • Global winegrape area, share of global area, and global ranks of each prime variety (alphabetic), 1990, 2000 and 2010
  • A comprehensive list of all known winegrape varieties (over 1200) including their share of world production and ranking and all known synonyms
  • World’s top 35 varieties in 1990, 2000 and 2010 – including the top five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Shiraz and Grenache, and the top five white varieties: Airen, Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Grasevina (Riesling) and Rkatsiteli
  • Summary charts for each of the world’s top 50 varieties
  • Fastest growing and fastest contracting varieties
  • National shares of top, top 3, top 5, top 10 and top 20 varieties, by winegrape area for each grapegrowing country – for 2000 and 2010

The underlying database supporting the compendium covers national and regional data by variety for 48 countries, for the years 2000 and 2010 (with less-complete data also for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990).

The data files, e-book, summary report and charts can be downloaded free from here

About the source

Database: 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.

Book: 'Which winegrape varieties are grown where?  A global empirical picture' Kim Anderson, Wine Economics Research Centre, School of Economics, University of Adelaide 2013

Funding support provided by Wine Australia


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