Wine Spectator Maps of Wine Regions

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