The table below - which comes from an entry by Elliott R. Morss at the Wine and Food Economics blog - provides the total wine production by country for 2008. Note just how little wine New Zealand does produce, but as Morss notes in his article, "New Zealand does well in export markets for how much it produces."
|Country||(milhectltrs.)||% Change||per hectare|
Italy, France and Spain are the big boys on the block. The size of Chinese production surprised me but Morss points out its mainly for local consumption. The growth in New Zealand's production over the 2004-8 period is pretty amazing and may help explain the current wine glut.