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This subject does NOT include regions or appellations relative to Australia, France, Italy, or the USA. Facts specific to these countries can be found in their own subject under the "Misc." sub-grouping.

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Aargau
   is located in   
Switzerland
Dry white wines and Grappa
Aconcagua
   is located in   
Chile
Beautiful Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Aegean Island
   is located in   
Greece
Aegean Island White and Reds
Aguascalientes (Aguas Calientes)
   is located in   
Mexico
Zinfandel
Ahr
   is located in   
Germany
Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Alentejo
   is located in   
Portugal
Inexpensive and jammy red wines
Algarve
   is located in   
Portugal
Known more for tourism than wine
Andalucia (Andalusia)
   is located in   
Spain
Home of Jerez and Manzanilla sherry producers
Andradas
   is located in   
Brazil
Chardonnay, Welschriesling
Aragon
   is located in   
Spain
Garnacha
Aszar-Neszmely
   is located in   
Hungary
Sauviignon Blanc, Pinot Gris
Auckland
   is located in   
New Zealand
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Baalbek
   is located in   
Lebanon
Vintaged red wine
Badacsony
   is located in   
Hungary
White Keknyely and Juhfark grape varieties
Baden
   is located in   
Germany
Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), Rotwein
Bage
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Bairrada
   is located in   
Portugal
Produces a full-flavored red wine from the Baga grape
Baja California (Bassa California)
   is located in   
Mexico
Petite Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Balaton-Felvidek
   is located in   
Hungary
Muscat, Semillon
Balatonfured-Csopak
   is located in   
Hungary
Olasz Risling
Balaton-Melleke
   is located in   
Hungary
Merlot, Pinot Noir
Baleares (Balearic Islands)
   is located in   
Spain
Produce red and white wine for locals
Banat
   is located in   
Romania
Beiras
   is located in   
Portugal
Not much produced anymore
Bento Goncalves
   is located in   
Brazil
A tourist center for trade wine
Black Sea
   is located in   
Bulgaria
Sauvignon Blanc
Breede River Valley
   is located in   
South Africa
Largest wine producing valley in the Western Cape
Bukkalia
   is located in   
Hungary
Produces native wine variety of Kadarka
Burgenland
   is located in   
Austria
Blaufrankish, Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese
Calafia
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
Caldas
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Camargo
   is located in   
Bolivia
Muscadet of Alexandria
Canarias (Carnaries)
   is located in   
Spain
Listan Negro, Negramoll - but mediocre wines
Canela
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Canelones
   is located in   
Uruguay
Canon De Cinti
   is located in   
Bolivia
Singani - an aromatic brandy
Canterbury
   is located in   
New Zealand
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Carmelo
   is located in   
Uruguay
Carmel Valley
   is located in   
Israel
Grenache, Chenin Blanc
Carpinteria
   is located in   
Uruguay
Castilla La Mancha
   is located in   
Spain
Output is mostly for co-operatives
Castilla Y Leon
   is located in   
Spain
Tinta del Pais and Tino Fino wines
Cataluna (Catalunya, Catalonia)
   is located in   
Spain
More important for cork-production
Catamarca
   is located in   
Argentina
Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Cazias Do Sul
   is located in   
Brazil
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Greece
   is located in   
Greece
Rhoditis White
Central Otago
   is located in   
New Zealand
The most southernly grown grape vines
Coahuila
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
Coastal Region
   is located in   
South Africa
Home of the Stellenbosch and Constantia wine areas
Colonia
   is located in   
Uruguay
Comunidad Valenciana
   is located in   
Spain
Cencible and Macabeo
Coquimbo
   is located in   
Chile
Shiraz Reserva
Cricova
   is located in   
Moldova
Fantastic Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine
Crisana
   is located in   
Romania
Crna Gora
   is located in   
Montenegro
Csongrad
   is located in   
Hungary
Olasz Riesling
Curitiba
   is located in   
Brazil
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Danube Plain
   is located in   
Bulgaria
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Dao
   is located in   
Portugal
Del-Balaton
   is located in   
Hungary
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Dobrudja [Dobrogea]
   is located in   
Romania
Don Pedrito
   is located in   
Brazil
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Douro
   is located in   
Portugal
Tinta Roriz - small proportion are permitted to be made into Port
Durango
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
East Thracian Valley
   is located in   
Bulgaria
Vin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Eger
   is located in   
Hungary
Egri Bikaver (Bulls Blood) Very strong and dry.
El Carmen
   is located in   
Uruguay
Elim
   is located in   
South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot
Epanomi
   is located in   
Macedonia
Vranac, Kratosija
Epirus
   is located in   
Greece
Grappa !
Estremadura
   is located in   
Portugal
Region is dominated by 15 large co-operatives
Etyek-Buda
   is located in   
Hungary
Main variety grown is Keknyelu
Extremadura
   is located in   
Spain
Sold in bulk quantities for Brandy de Jerez
Farroupilha
   is located in   
Brazil
Mostly grapes grown for Vermouth
Flores Da Cunha
   is located in   
Brazil
Grows grapes for the everyday tourists
Florina
   is located in   
Macedonia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Franken
   is located in   
Germany
Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner
Galicia
   is located in   
Spain
Treixadura, Torrontes
Galilee
   is located in   
Israel
Alicante Bouschet, Semillion
Garibaldi
   is located in   
Brazil
Chardonnay, Welschriesling
Geneva (Ginevra)
   is located in   
Switzerland
Chasselas
Gisborne
   is located in   
New Zealand
A bulk wine growing region
Gramado
   is located in   
Brazil
Chardonnay, Welschriesling
Graubunden
   is located in   
Switzerland
Home of the 'Blue Burgundy" from the Blauburgunder grape
Grigioni
   is located in   
Switzerland
Little wine is made from this region recently
Guadalupe
   is located in   
Mexico
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Hajos - Baja
   is located in   
Hungary
Kadarka and Ezerjo
Hallau
   is located in   
Switzerland
Little wine is made from this region recently
Hawkes Bay
   is located in   
New Zealand
Chardonnay
Hessische Bergstrasse
   is located in   
Germany
Riesling Qba, Spatlese and Auslese
Ialoveni
   is located in   
Moldova
Aligote, Feteasca
Ionian Islands
   is located in   
Greece
Muscat
Juanico
   is located in   
Uruguay
Judean Hills
   is located in   
Israel
Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling Chardonnay
Jujuy
   is located in   
Argentina
Juznoslovenska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Karnataka
   is located in   
India
Cabernet Shiraz
Kiskunsag
   is located in   
Hungary
Blaufrankisch (Semi-sweet red wine)
Klein Karoo
   is located in   
South Africa
An semi-desert and sheep-farming region making port-style wines
Las Piedras
   is located in   
Uruguay
La Pampa
   is located in   
Argentina
Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon
La Rioja
   is located in   
Argentina
Oldest of Argentina's Wine Regions
Macedonia (Amyndeo)
   is located in   
Greece
Chardonnay
Madeira
   is located in   
Portugal
Famous for Rainwater Madeira - yum
Madrid
   is located in   
Spain
Wines are made for local cafes and bars
Maharashtra
   is located in   
India
10% of grapes are used for wine - 90% for raisins
Mallorca (Majorca)
   is located in   
Spain
Wines are made for local consumption
Malokarpatska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Maramures
   is located in   
Romania
Marlborough
   is located in   
New Zealand
Home of Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Matraalia
   is located in   
Hungary
Muscat and Chardonnay
Mecsekalia
   is located in   
Hungary
Disappearing because of drought
Mendoza
   is located in   
Argentina
Mittelrhein
   is located in   
Germany
Crisp Rieslings - Kabinett, Spatlese
Mor
   is located in   
Hungary
Gewurztraminer
Mosel
   is located in   
Germany
Home of Piesporter Michelsberg
Muntenia
   is located in   
Romania
Murcia
   is located in   
Spain
Monastrell
Navarra
   is located in   
Spain
Garnacha, Tempranillo
Negev
   is located in   
Israel
Carignan, Chardonnay
Nelson
   is located in   
New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Neuchatel
   is located in   
Switzerland
Pinot Noir, Pinot Oeil-de-Pedrix
Neuquen
   is located in   
Argentina
Vines have not matured to produce wine yet
Niederosterreich
   is located in   
Austria
Trocken, Chardonnay
Nitrianska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Northland
   is located in   
New Zealand
Birthplace of New Zealand wine
Oberosterreich
   is located in   
Austria
Reisetbauer
Olifants River
   is located in   
South Africa
Produces mostly bulk wine grapes for distillation
Oltenia
   is located in   
Romania
Orange River
   is located in   
South Africa
Produces mostly bulk white wine grapes
Pais Vasco
   is located in   
Spain
Known more for olive oil
Pannonhalma-Sokoroalia
   is located in   
Hungary
Low quality white wines from Tramini and Chardonnay
Parras Valley
   is located in   
Mexico
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Patagonia
   is located in   
Argentina
Semillion, Cabernet-Merlot
Pcinja-Osogovo
   is located in   
Macedonia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pelagonija-Polog
   is located in   
Macedonia
Smederevra, Welschriesling
Peloponnese (Peloponessos)
   is located in   
Greece
Agiorgitiko and Moschofilero grape varieties
Petrolina
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Pfalz
   is located in   
Germany
Riesling, Kerner
Pinheiro Machado
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Pocos De Caldas
   is located in   
Brazil
Semillon, Gewurtraminer
Povadarje
   is located in   
Macedonia
Smederevra, Welschriesling
Progreso
   is located in   
Uruguay
Queretaro (Queretaros)
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
Rheingau
   is located in   
Germany
The best Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese !
Rheinhessen
   is located in   
Germany
Home of Liebfraumilch (Mother's Milk)
Ribatejo
   is located in   
Portugal
Alqueve - a tough astringent wine sold in 5 liter flagons
Rioja
   is located in   
Spain
Wonderful Rioja red and whites
Rio Negro
   is located in   
Argentina
Torrontes Riojano and Semillion
Rivera
   is located in   
Uruguay
Romanian Moldova
   is located in   
Romania
Ruiterbosch
   is located in   
South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc and Rhine Riesling
Sachsen (Saxonia)
   is located in   
Germany
Muller-Thurgau
Salle-Unstrut
   is located in   
Germany
Weissburgunder
Salta
   is located in   
Argentina
Shiraz
Salto
   is located in   
Uruguay
Samaria
   is located in   
Israel
Chenin Blanc, Grenache
Samson
   is located in   
Israel
Concord Grape, Raspberry wines
Santana Do Livramento
   is located in   
Brazil
Very new designated wine region
Santa Fe
   is located in   
Argentina
San Antonio De Las Minas
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
Santo Tomas
   is located in   
Mexico
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Santa Rita
   is located in   
Brazil
Semillon, Gewurtraminer
Sao Roque
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Saurez
   is located in   
Uruguay
Schaffhausen
   is located in   
Switzerland
Mariafeld and clones of Blauburgunder
Serra Gaucha
   is located in   
Brazil
Can produce good wines in years when the fungus is under control
Setubal Peninsula
   is located in   
Portugal
Fortified wines of Setubal and Terras do Sado
San Jose
   is located in   
Uruguay
San Juan
   is located in   
Argentina
Somlo
   is located in   
Hungary
Rizling and Tramini acidic wines
Sonora
   is located in   
Mexico
Grapes are mainly used for brandy and raisins
Sopron
   is located in   
Hungary
Merlot, Pinot Noir
Stauceni
   is located in   
Moldova
Rkatsiteli, Pinot Noir
Steiermark
   is located in   
Austria
Sauvignon Blanc
Stredoslovnska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Struma Valley
   is located in   
Bulgaria
Merlot, No Man's Land Damianitza
San Vincente
   is located in   
Mexico
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Szekszard
   is located in   
Hungary
Nemes Kadar (botrytized sweet wine)
Tarija
   is located in   
Bolivia
Singani - an aromatic brandy
Thessaly (Thessalia)
   is located in   
Greece
Muscat brandy
Thraki (Thrace)
   is located in   
Greece
Zoumiatiko, Pamidi
Thurgau
   is located in   
Switzerland
Sparkling vintage cuvee rose' and blancs
Ticino (Tessin)
   is located in   
Switzerland
Merlot (almost as good as a Bordeaux)
Tokaj-Hegyalia
   is located in   
Hungary
Tokaji (Eszencia)
Tokajska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Transylvania
   is located in   
Romania
Tras-os-Montes
   is located in   
Portugal
Port and Vinhos do Douro
Tucaman
   is located in   
Argentina
Urassanga
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Valais (Vallese)
   is located in   
Switzerland
Produces creamy Fendant
Valle Central
   is located in   
Chile
Diablo Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
Valle Sur
   is located in   
Chile
Pinot Noir and Gewurtzraminer
Vaud
   is located in   
Switzerland
Specializes in Gamay
Veranopolis
   is located in   
Brazil
Welschriesling, Gewurtraminer, Cabernet Franc
Vienna
   is located in   
Austria
Nussberg Alte Reben
Villany-Siklos
   is located in   
Hungary
Kekfrankos, Zqeigelt
Vinho Verde
   is located in   
Portugal
Vino Verde (young wine)
Vychodoslovenska
   is located in   
Slovakia
Waikato
   is located in   
New Zealand
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Wairarapa
   is located in   
New Zealand
Mostly small scale producers
Waitaki Valley
   is located in   
New Zealand
An up and coming wine region
Walker Bay
   is located in   
South Africa
Burgundy style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
West Thracian Valley
   is located in   
Bulgaria
Zacatecas (Zocateca)
   is located in   
Mexico
American hybrids Black Spanish and Lenoir
Zurich (Zurigo)
   is located in   
Switzerland
Blauburgunder, Riesling-Sylvaner


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