True or False: Alto Adige accounts for less than 1% of Italy's total vineyard area?
Although very well known (especially for producing exceptional Pinot Grigio, though at least 20 different grape varieties are grown in the area), Italy's Alto Adige is relatively small. It accounts for less than 1% of Italy's total vineyard area.
Which of the following is a subregion of New Zealand's Marlborough wine region?
Awatere (meaning "fast-flowing river" in the Maori dialect) is one of three sub-regions within Marlborough, arguably the most famous and most important wine region in New Zealand's Southern Island. Awatere Valley accounts for about 30 percent of the vineyard area in Marlborough, and is primarily known for producing herbaceous, zesty Sauvignon Blanc whites.
What variety is the 2nd most prevalent for red wines in New Zealand?
Pinot Noir rules the red wine scene in New Zealand, accounting for 73% of the country's red wine production. While Syrah from New Zealand has been a hit with wine industry tastemakers, it accounts for just 6% of the country's reds. Merlot takes 2nd place at 14%.
True or False: Uruguay's Metropolitan winemaking region accounts for nearly 90% of the country's wine production?
Uruguay's Metropolitan winemaking region is located near the popular city of Montevideo, and includes the areas of San Jose and Canelones. It accounts for more than 83% of the country's wine production, and is planted with over 12,000 acres of vineyards—over 5 times the total of all of Uruguay's other wine regions combined.