The countries with the world’s biggest vineyard acreage in 2015, in short

OIV, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin), recently presented statistics for 2015 and 2016 on wine production and wine growing in the world. In 2015 the world grape surface increased to 7.5 million hectares.

Spain still leads with just over one million hectares.

China is in second place, a position they conquered the previous year, with 830,000 hectares.

France is third with 786,000 ha.

Italy is number four with 682,000 ha, Turkey is number five with 497,000 ha and the United States is in sixth place with 419,000 hectares.

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Sandy soil and old vines in a vineyard in Castile and Leon in Spain

Sandy soil and old vines in a vineyard in Castile and Leon in Spain, copyright BKWine Photography

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