COMPLETE WOLRD WINE-GROWING COUNTRIES AND THEIR MAJOR APPELLATIONS

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First step in training of Sommelier or Wine Connoisseur is all about appellations. To understand how different grape varietals vary from region to region, sometime just a river apart from one another, we’ll explore all major growing regions (appellations) in the world,  their varietals, wines, land, vineyards, “terroir” and how each region defines wine and food living.

 

 New World

California

North Coast

Napa Valley
Sonoma Valley
Mendocino
Lake County

Central Coast

Monterey County
Paso Robles
Edna Valley
Santa Barbara

South Coast


Oregon
Washington
New York
Virginia


New Zealand

North Island

Auckland
Hawkes Bay

South Island

Marlborough
Central Otago


  

Oldworld

Old World

Spain

Galicia (northwest)

Rias Biaxas

Castilla y Leon (north and north central)

Toro & Rueda
Ribera Del Duero
Rioja
Navarra

Catalunia (northeast)

Penedes
Priorat

Castilla – La Mancha (south central)

La Mancha (Valdepenas)

Jerez – Sherry (south)


Italy

Northern

Piedmont
Lombardia
Veneto (Euganea)

Central

Emilia Romagna & Umbria
Tuscany

Sicily


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