Top 10 Wine Exporting Countries

Have you ever wondered which countries top the global export charts for wine? The answer might surprise you. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the world’s leading wine-exporting countries and some of their most well-known wines. From robust reds to buttery chardonnays and everything in between, prepare to be dazzled by some fantastic libations sourced from around the globe! So settle in with your favorite glass of vino and let’s explore these top ten wine exporting countries.


As the world’s number one wine exporter, France remains an inspiration for winemakers around the globe. People love the unique character of French wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Provence, each region offering its own special style of reds, whites, and rosés.

Famous for producing legendary Champagne, the country can also be thanked for setting a precedent for innovation within the wine industry with new varieties coming out all the time. With flavors that range from dry to sweet and crisp to fruity or smoky, it’s no wonder why France continues to be at the top of your list when it comes to wine.


Italy is the second largest wine exporting country, with a reported $8.4 billion in exports, and it’s easy to see why – the Mediterranean country boasts an excellent climate that is highly conducive to growing grapes for winemaking.

The sheer variety of wines coming from Italian regions is staggering; from light, crisp whites like Pinot Grigio, which pairs perfectly with fish or summer salads, to bold reds such as Amarone or Barolo that are ideal for winter dinners. Whether your taste leans towards dry or sweet, sparkling or still wines, there’s something for everyone when it comes to exploring Italian wines!


Spain is not only known for its vibrant culture and stunning beaches, but is also the world’s third largest exporter of wine, worth an impressive $3.5 billion!

Common styles of Spanish wine include Tempranillo, Cava, and Rioja. Tempranillo is a very versatile grape with flavors that range from fruity to herbal to spicy, making it a great option for all kinds of dishes. 

As for sparkling wines, the country’s iconic Cava has become popular around the world thanks to its dry, bubbly taste and affordable price tag.

The majority of Spanish wine production comes from the region along the northwest coast including Valencia, Rioja and Navarra. If you’re looking to savor the luxurious flavors of Spanish wines, a great place to start would be the picturesque vineyards in sunny Spain!


Chile is an emerging powerhouse in the wine industry, making a dramatic appearance on the top wine exporters list at number four. With an impressive global export value of $2 billion and success in a variety of categories such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and more, Chile has established itself within the global market.

As more people explore this dynamic country’s diverse selection and discover its specialties, Chilean wines will no doubt continue to delight customers around the world. Its rapidly growing reputation for producing exceptional wines is something that both distributors and consumers should keep their eyes on in the future.


Australia is the fifth largest exporter of wine in the world and proudly boasts approximately $1.7 billion in global exports. The country’s ancient and diverse climate ensures an ample supply of quality wines, while catering to many different palettes all over the world.

Some of their white varieties include Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, while red lovers can indulge themselves with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as some less known delights such as Tempranillo and Grenache. Dessert wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines – you name it – are also widely produced in Australia, delighting consumers with a range of budget to worldly offerings.

United States

The United States is the sixth largest exporter of wine in the world, accounting for an impressive $1.5 billion in global export value.

Though much of the U.S.’s reputation as a source of world-class wines depends on its domestic consumption and success, it has made a strong name for itself in international markets with high-end choice wines and typical table wines alike.

Having long been renowned for its big, bold reds from California, the US produces many other sought after styles that appeal to wine connoisseurs across the globe. From Washington’s crisp Rieslings to Oregon’s excellent Pinot Noir and Virginia chardonnay, the U.S provides an array of popular export options.

Imported Wines at Wendy’s House

Wendy’s House features a wide selection of premium wines from around the world. We offer both domestic and imported wines that are sure to fit any occasion or taste. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, dry, light, full-bodied, red or white – we’ve got you covered.