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Wine Spectator Maps of Wine Regions

Our handy visual guides to major wine-producing areas in Europe, the United States and the Southern Hemisphere

Posted: March 31, 2010

Look at almost any wine’s label, and you’ll find an indication of its origin, whether it’s as broad as an entire country or as specific as a particular vineyard. That’s because wines embody, and are shaped by, the places they come from—their distinctive combination of geography and climate.

Wine Spectator’s illustrated wine maps cover the whole world of wine. Love Cabernets from Napa Valley but not really sure where Oakville is? Confused by all the different appellations in Bordeaux? Let our maps be your guide to a deeper understanding of the wines you enjoy.

Maps by Richard Thompson, with exception of Alsace, Argentina, Austria and Oregon AVA maps by Henry Eng


Argentina

An overview of the country’s appellations, from Salta in the north through Mendoza to Patagonia
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Australia

An overview of the country’s great red wine regions in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales
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Austria

An overview of the country's major wine regions, including Kamptal, Kremstal and Wachau
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Chile

An overview of the country's key wine regions, from Elquí in the north—through Aconcagua, Maipo and Rapel—to Bío-Bío in the south
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France

An overview of the country's major wine regions: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Provence and Rhône Valley
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Alsace
A detailed look at the appellation's top crus, broken out by town and the corresponding vineyard
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Bordeaux
A detailed look at the region's key districts, including the Médoc and its appellations, Pessac-Léognan, the Right Bank areas of Pomerol and St.-Emilion, and the sweet wine areas of Sauternes and Barsac
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Burgundy / Red Wine
A look at key red-wine producing villages in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune
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Burgundy / White Wine
An overview of the appellations of Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais
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Champagne
The heart of Champagne, including the districts of Côte des Blanc, Montagne de Reimans and Vallée de la Marne, plus key grand cru villages
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Loire Valley
A detailed look at the appellations along the Loire River, from Muscadet to Chinon and Vouvray to Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé
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Rhône Valley / Northern
A detailed look at the appellations along the northern Rhône River, including Côte-Rôte, Condrieu, Château Grillet, St.-Joseph, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas and Saint-Péray
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Rhône Valley / Southern
A detailed look at appellations including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, as well as the Côtes du Rhône and named Côtes du Rhône-Villages
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Southern France
An overview of the appellations in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and southern Rhône regions
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Germany

An overview of the country's major wine regions, including the Mosel, Nahe, Pfalz, Rheingau, Rheinhessen and Saar-Ruwer
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Italy

An overview of Piedmont, Tuscany and all the country's other major wine regions, from Alto Aidge in the north to and Puglia and Campania in the south, along with Sardinia and Sicily
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Piedmont
The heart of this region, including the Barolo and Barbaresco appellations
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Sicily
A quick look at key points in Sicily, and the island's relation to the mainland
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Tuscany
A detailed overview of this region, including the Chianti, Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino, Maremma and Montepulciano appellations
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New Zealand

An overview of the country's major wine regions on both the North and South Islands
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Portugal

An overview of the country's major regions, from Vinho Verde and the Port-producing Douro Valley to Dâo, Estremadura and Alentejo
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South Africa

An overview of the Cape wine regions, including Stellenbosch, Paarl and more
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Spain

An overview of the country's leading wine regions, from Rioja in the north to Jerez in the south, and from Rias Baixas in the west to Penèdes in the east
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United States


California

An overview of the state's major wine regions, including Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties; Lodi and the Sierra Foothills; the San Francisco Bay area, and the Central Coast, including Monterey, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara
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Napa
A look at the key subappellations, from Calistoga in the north through Rutherford and Oakville, down to Carneros
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Sonoma
An overview of the major subappellations, including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley
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Oregon

An overview of all of the state's American Viticultural Areas, including those in Willamette Valley, in southern Oregon and along the border of Washington
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Pinot Noir Country Detail
A closer look at the Willamette Valley's subappellations and key towns
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Washington

A look at the Columbia, Walla Walla and Yakima Valleys and some of their subappellations
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See Also

Tone Kelly
Webster NY —  April 21, 2010 6:42pm ET
So where is New York?
Kevin Sheehan
Long Island, New york, USA —  April 23, 2010 9:36am ET
Where is New York??
Benjamin Stamp
Finger Lakes, NY —  April 27, 2010 12:44am ET
I am disappointed that New York is not represented here! Those who live in or have visited NY wine regions know how diverse and unique they are. From the shores of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes (some of the deepest in the country), to the maritime climate of the North Fork of Long Island (not to mention Niagara, Erie, and the Hudson River), New York is an exceptional destination for anyone from the seasoned oenophile to the weekend warrior.
Debra Wierus
Bolingbrook, IL, USA —  April 28, 2010 11:02pm ET
First of all, very few states outside of New York can get NY wines.
2) Although they have been known to make some good wine, most is average and ... let's just leave it at that.
3) A lot of wine is produced in the Midwest. Missouri was the first American AVA - it does not mean that the Midwest has ever produced a good wine that deserves a map.
4) Every state in the union produces wine, should we create wine region maps for them as well?
5)Romania, Uraguay and China also make wine ... shall I say more?
Brian Crabtree
Raymond, MS, USA —  May 29, 2010 2:07pm ET
These maps are a terrific resource. Thanks!
Craig Jepson
Texas —  June 13, 2010 3:37pm ET
These maps could be a terrific resource. Unfortunately, the low resolution makes them almost useless. When the map of France is viewed at 150 percent, in order to read the names of the wine regions, the names are too distorted to resolve.
Joseph K Cunningham
Wayne, PA —  June 28, 2010 10:34am ET
Is there a book of these PDF maps? Maybe Wine Spectator could create one and offer it for a modest($9.95) fee.
Ostap Mojsiak
Toronto, Ontario —  August 10, 2010 2:56pm ET
I hesitate to suggest that you have missed a major wine producing region on the US doorstep ... How about Canada? Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec wines have been winning awards for years, yet Wine Spectator continues to ignore these wines, many of which are excellent. Not to mention the uniqueness of Canadian Ice Wines. Please include more info on Canadian wines. Us Canucks would love to see more of it in your excellent publications both in print and on line. Thanx.
Dana Nigro
New York, NY —  August 11, 2010 6:39pm ET
To all asking for New York maps, we hope to add those eventually.

Craig, we'll work on getting better versions of the low-res files.

Joseph, no, currently we don't have a book of these maps, but good idea!

Ostap, we'd love to see more Canadian wines imported into the U.S. and coming to us for review. Sadly they are scarce here, making it difficult for us to provide extensive coverage, but we do encourage the producers who wines are distributed here to submit them to us.

--Dana Nigro, managing editor, WineSpectator.com
Edi Berk
Ljubljana, Slovenia —  August 15, 2010 11:41am ET
Nice and educating, but where is Slovenia? Of course, in Europe.
Dana Nigro
New York, NY —  August 16, 2010 10:58am ET
Edi,

We'll continue adding maps to this as interest and quality continues to grow in the world's emerging wine regions. Movia and Simcic are making very exciting wines from Slovenia, but we still don't get very many other producers' wines from the country here in the U.S., so our coverage in the magazine has so far been limited by the small selection.

Dana
Carlos Soberanis Avila
Acapulco, México —  August 22, 2010 10:37pm ET
In México we are also producing great wines hope in the near future you can put maps and more reviews of the mexican wines that are poduced in the Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada, and Parras Valley.

Thanks
Rocco Di Ianni
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada —  September 5, 2010 12:52pm ET
Where is Ontario?
Eldon Lauber
Omaha, NE  —  September 18, 2010 5:29pm ET
Where is the Calif. Cental Coast, especially Paso Robles with its great Rhone wines?
Nikolaus Lerner
Lima - Peru —  October 19, 2010 5:57pm ET
Do not forget Peru as well .... more and more wines (mainly red) coming from the southern region of Ica (about 250-300 kms south of Lima).

regards
Igor Maystrenko
Kanata,Ontario,Canada —  December 20, 2010 10:11am ET
Canada has been omitted, as an upcomming wine producing
country.
Chantal Zurfluh
Lugano, Switzerland —  December 21, 2010 10:55am ET
Switzerland, especially the Italian part, has some wonderful Merlots. It's niche market, but worth mentioning!
Mike Bartlett
Gillette, Wyoming —  May 26, 2011 8:10pm ET
The maps are low quality and disappointing.
Heather H Hamilton
Brooklyn, NY, USA —  June 7, 2011 8:50pm ET
New York please! We love it! :)
Debbie Dornseifer
New Hudson Michigan —  October 26, 2011 7:53pm ET
I guess since everyone is mentioning which area map they would like, I would like to jump on the wagon and suggest Michigan. They are on the same parallel as many of the very famous wine making regions. Some of their wines are very good and keep getting better!
Jesse Grimmer
DFW, TX, USA —  January 11, 2012 2:24pm ET
I would love to see what would happen if somebody from WS visited Texas and toured the state's wine areas. We have made great strides in the last 10 years...especially about 40 miles North and 15 miles West of the DFW area. Next time you configure a map you should include Texas.
George Arnold
Potsdam, NY —  January 23, 2012 2:27pm ET
Where is New York? New York State is the 3rd largest wine-producing region in the U.S., with international award-winning, Rieslings, Cabernet Francs and Chadonnays. please correct this oversight and do right by your readers. all else looks good
David Graham
Ontario —  March 4, 2012 10:08am ET
I just got back from Mendoza, Argentina. They had some great Malbecs, of course, but lots of other varieties. A more detailed map than you have now on Argentina, showing the wineries, would be great.
Joshua Kates
Indiana —  March 4, 2012 7:54pm ET
These maps are not of very high quality nor very detailed. No communes in Barolo, no vineyard designations in Burgundy--what really is the point?
Jerome Bown
California —  July 20, 2012 3:15pm ET
Guess you can't please em all. But I would venture to say that based on these few "What About...?" questions versus your total readership you did very well.
Thank you for doing something you didn't need to do.
Dave Gimbel
Ontario —  January 7, 2013 12:23am ET
Dana
There are perhaps a dozen or more Ontario wineries with Importers and Distributors with wines availabe in Manhattan and various regions of the US. If you want to feature them in the WS all you have to do is ask (which you did above) I will send you samples. BTW they are doing very well in NYC with a number of them on "by the glass" lists and in retail stores.
LUIZ ROBERTO LEITE DA SILVA
Brasília, DF - Brazil —  January 29, 2013 6:58pm ET
I'd love to see Brazil...if we had a nice wine, although we do have nice sparkling wines.

I loved the maps.
Dario Rosenzvit
Buenos Aires, Argentina —  March 12, 2013 8:11pm ET
The map of Argentina is a shame.
You are better off removing it completely
Argentina is a very large country with many distinctive areas in Mendoza (lujan, valle de uco, agrelo, etc), Salta (cafayate), San Juan (Tulum, caucete), Neuquen and Rio Negro ( patagonian wines, )
Your presentation is so poor that makes me wonder about your expertise in Argentina
Jennifer
Texas —  April 8, 2013 4:08pm ET
Lets not forget about Texas!!
Jean
St. George, UT —  May 9, 2013 5:52pm ET
The maps are nice, but I agree that the resolution is not very good. To me it just looks like you are starting out to see what people want and then you are going to get serious about the whole thing. Because Utah is not much of a wine state, I have taken it upon myself to teach all I know to the wine and food groups I sponsor here. There are more than you might imagine interested in the subject, even here. Really, really god wine region maps would be a wonderful teaching tool for me. I hope this gets to a point where I can use them for that purpose. Thanks for getting the ball rolling though, as many are, at least, helpful.
Dean Hereford
Fairport, NY —  March 24, 2014 11:54pm ET
WOW. Most of you negative Nellies forget it is the digital age. It's not 1975 anymore. If you live in a wine region it should not be a problem to get a local map. If you don't then google it, or request a map via the internet from the area you are interested in. I have visited many wine regions (international and U.S.) and I always get a map either by the internet or U.S. mail.
Dean Hereford
Born and raised in the Finger Lakes Wine Region, New York State
Carolyn Rice
Tbilisi, Georgia —  April 9, 2014 3:51pm ET
I also think Georgia (the country) should be listed here. After all, it is the birthplace of wine!
Jodie Petts
Cayman Islands —  May 27, 2014 2:09pm ET
When training beginners in wine knowledge having a world map showing the latitude of wine growing regions would be useful.
Michael Perry
ann arbor, mi, US —  August 20, 2014 1:58pm ET
And why is michigan not mapped??? The northern whites alone demand attention.

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