Synonyms of 'wine: Wine-producing areas'
AhrGermanyAlsaceFrancea region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine: famous for its wines. Area: 8280 sq km (3196 sq miles) Alto Adige or SüdtirolItalyAnjouFrancea former province of W France, in the Loire valley: a medieval countship from the 10th century, belonging to the English crown from 1154 until 1204; annexed by France in 1480 Argentina--Austria--a republic in central Europe: ruled by the Hapsburgs from 1282 to 1918; formed a dual monarchy with Hungary in 1867 and became a republic in 1919; a member of the European Union; contains part of the Alps, the Danube basin in the east, and extensive forests. Official language: German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Vienna. Pop: 8 221 646 (2013 est). Area: 83 849 sq km (32 374 sq miles) Barossa ValleyAustraliaBadenGermanya former state of West Germany, now part of Baden-Württemberg BordeauxFrancea port in SW France, on the River Garonne: a major centre of the wine trade. Pop: 235 878 (2006) Bulgaria--BurgundyFrancea region of E France famous for its wines, lying west of the Saône: formerly a semi-independent duchy; annexed to France in 1482 CaliforniaU.S.A.a state on the W coast of the US: the third largest state in area and the largest in population; consists of a narrow, warm coastal plain rising to the Coast Range, deserts in the south, the fertile central valleys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the east; major industries include the growing of citrus fruits and grapes, fishing, oil production, electronics, information technology, and films. Capital: Sacramento. Pop: 35 484 453 (2003 est). Area: 411 015 sq km (158 693 sq miles) ChablisFrancea dry white burgundy wine made around Chablis, in central France ChampagneFranceagricultural and historical region of NE France: now mostly in the metropolitan region of Champagne-Ardennes, which also includes part of the Ardennes plateau: 9,887 sq mi (25,607 sq km); pop. 1,348,000; chief city, Reims ChiantiItalya mountain range in central Italy, in Tuscany, rising over 870 m (2900 ft): part of the Apennines Chile--a republic in South America, on the Pacific, with a total length of about 4090 km (2650 miles) and an average width of only 177 km (110 miles): gained independence from Spain in 1818; the government of President Allende (elected 1970) attempted the implementation of Marxist policies within a democratic system until overthrown by a military coup (1973); democracy restored 1988. Chile consists chiefly of the Andes in the east, the Atacama Desert in the north, a central fertile region, and a huge S region of almost uninhabitable mountains, glaciers, fjords, and islands; an important producer of copper, iron ore, nitrates, etc. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santiago. Pop: 17 216 945 (2013 est). Area: 756 945 sq km (292 256 sq miles) Clare ValleyAustraliaCoonawarraAustraliaCôte d'OrFranceFinger LakesU.S.A.FrankenGermanyFriuliItalya historic region of SW Europe, between the Carnic Alps and the Gulf of Venice: the W part (Venetian Friuli) was ceded by Austria to Italy in 1866 and Eastern Friuli in 1919; in 1947 Eastern Friuli (except Gorizia) was ceded to Yugoslavia GisborneNew Zealanda port in N New Zealand, on E North Island on Poverty Bay. Pop: 44 900 (2004 est) Goulburn ValleyAustraliaHawkes BayNew ZealandHessiches BergstrasseGermanyGreece--Hungary--a republic in central Europe: Magyars first unified under Saint Stephen, the first Hungarian king (1001–38); taken by the Hapsburgs from the Turks at the end of the 17th century; gained autonomy with the establishment of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary (1867) and became a republic in 1918; passed under Communist control in 1949; a popular rising in 1956 was suppressed by Soviet troops; a multi-party democracy replaced Communism in 1989 after mass protests; joined the EU in 2004. It consists chiefly of the Middle Danube basin and plains. Official language: Hungarian. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: forint. Capital: Budapest Pop: 9 939 470 (2013 est). Area: 93 030 sq km (35 919 sq miles) Hunter ValleyAustraliaLanguedocFrancea former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines LoireFrancea river in France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing north and west in a wide curve to the Bay of Biscay: the longest river in France. Its valley is famous for its wines and châteaux. Length: 1020 km (634 miles) MarlboroughNew ZealandMargaret RiverAustraliaMartinboroughNew ZealandMcLaren ValeAustraliaMendocinoU.S.A.MittelrheinGermanyMoldavia--a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania Mornington PeninsulaAustraliaMosel-Saar-RuwerGermanyNaheGermanyNapa ValleyU.S.A.a valley in Napa County in the San Francisco Bay Area of N California, noted for its wine production NavarraSpainNew York StateU.S.A.OregonU.S.A.PadthawayAustraliaPenedèsSpainPiedmontItalya region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles) Portugal--ProvenceFrancea former province of SE France, on the Mediterranean, and the River Rhône: forms part of the administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur RheingauGermanyRheinhessenGermanyRheinpfalzGermanyRhôneFrancea river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles) Ribera del DuroSpainRiojaSpainany of various wines, esp. dry red wines, produced in La Rioja, a region of N Spain Romania--a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea: united in 1861; became independent in 1878; Communist government set up in 1945; became a socialist republic in 1965; a more democratic regime was installed after a revolution in 1989; joined the EU in 2007. It consists chiefly of a great central arc of the Carpathian Mountains and Transylvanian Alps, with the plains of Walachia, Moldavia, and Dobriya on the south and east and the Pannonian Plain in the west Official language: Romanian. Religion: Romanian Orthodox (Christian) majority. Currency: leu. Capital: Bucharest. Pop: 21 790 479 (2013 est). Area: 237 500 sq km (91 699 sq miles) SicilyItalythe largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the tip of SW Italy by the Strait of Messina: administratively an autonomous region of Italy; settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the Roman conquest of 241 bc; under Normans (12th–13th centuries); formed the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Naples in 1815; mountainous and volcanic. Capital: Palermo. Pop: 4 972 124 (2003 est). Area: 25 460 sq km (9830 sq miles) SonomaU.S.A.South Africa--Switzerland--TouraineFrancea former province of NW central France: at its height in the 16th century as an area of royal residences, esp along the Loire. Chief town: Tours TuscanyItalya region of central Italy, on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas: corresponds roughly to ancient Etruria; a region of numerous small states in medieval times; united in the 15th and 16th centuries under Florence; united with the rest of Italy in 1861. Capital: Florence. Pop: 3 516 296 (2003 est). Area: 22 990 sq km (8876 sq miles) UmbriaItalya mountainous region of central Italy, in the valley of the Tiber. Pop: 834 210 (2003 est). Area: 8456 sq km (3265 sq miles) ValdepeñasSpainVenetoItalya region of NE Italy, on the Adriatic: mountainous in the north with a fertile plain in the south, crossed by the Rivers Po, Adige, and Piave. Capital: Venice. Pop: 4 577 408 (2003 est). Area: 18 377 sq km (7095 sq miles) Washington StateU.S.A.WürttembergGermanya historic region and former state of S Germany; since 1952 part of the state of Baden-Württemberg Yarra ValleyAustralia ▷ See wine
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