Wine countries outside of Europe are steadily increasing their surface under vines but it is still a European country that can boast the largest vineyard area in the world. It has long been Spain and it is still Spain with 950,541 hectares. That is 13.6% of the total global vineyard area.
The largest region is the province of Castilla-La Mancha in the middle of the country with almost half of the vineyards, 464,000 hectares. Of all Spanish wine regions Rioja has shown the largest increase in recent years. Rioja now has over 50,000 hectares.
We strongly believe in Spain as a new big wine tour destination. We had a wine tour there last autumn and will have it on the program again next year (contact us if you are interested). Rioja is again an incredibly dynamic and exciting region to visit. But Spain offers so much more, from Galicia down to Jerez.
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