What is the smallest wine region in the world?
The smallest wine region in the world is Belgium, believe it or not! With a grand total of 185 hectares under vine with about 90 growers cultivating.
Though it’s a very small area under vine, they have been making wine since the middle ages – managing to survive climatic and historic challenges along the way thanks in part to their dedication to preserving the tradition. Since it’s a cool climate most of production is white wines and sparkling but some cool climate reds thrive too. The most common grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chasselas, Pinot Noir, and some hybrid varieties.
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