Wineries of Europe
There are two standard methods of classifying wines - by region, and by grape type. In established areas (basically in Europe), wines are strictly defined by where they're grown. Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France. Port is only the wine grown in a certain valley in Portugal - other areas, even using the same grapes, have a different name. Most European wines do NOT list the grape varietal on the bottle label. They only list the region the wine comes from, and expect you to know what that means.
This map will help you understand how the european countries are located. Click on any country on this map to learn more about its wines.
For a list of all wine types, listed alphabetical, be sure to browse my Alphabetical Wine Listing!
Wine Regions of the World
Basic Wine Term Pronunciation
World Vineyard Planting Acreage