The world has more than 7,500,000 hectares of vineyards! Five countries share nearly 50% of this surface area, with Spain, France and Italy being the three largest wine producers and China and Turkey being the largest producers of table grapes. Beyond these five behemoths, there are dozens of wine-producing countries on all continents.
In Europe, from Portugal to Slovenia, vines can be found in all the countries of the south of the continent, and recently we have begun to see vines growing in Belgium and even in England. Germany has long been known for its Riesling from the Moselle and is slowly making a name for itself in the world of natural wines. The Balkan countries, led by Croatia and Slovenia, are also making more and more noise, after Slovakia and the Czech Republic in recent years.