There are so many fantastic wines available today that meets all the different price points and during the article we will list most popular wines which is based on figures from 2018 the most recent available.
What are the most popular wines?
With so many wines that are available you would expect the list to be extremely large and you would not be disappointed, I have categorized in volumes purchase which is the best way to identify the popularity of course but does not necessarily determine quality.
The following is a list of wines and the volume of liters in millions produced in 2018.
|Global Brand Name||Global Brand Owner|
|Franzia||Wine Group Inc, The|
|Barefoot Cellars||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Carlo Rossi||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Concha y Toro||Viña Concha y Toro SA|
|Changyu||Yantai Changyu Group Co Ltd|
|Hardys||Accolade Wines Ltd|
|Tavernello||CAVIRO – Cooperative Agricole Viti-Frutticoltori Italiani Riuniti Organizzati Scarl|
|Woodbridge||Constellation Brands Inc|
|Sutter Home||Trinchero Family Estates|
|Yellow Tail||Casella Wines Pty Ltd|
|Rotkäppchen||Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH|
|Twin Valley||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Toro||FeCoVitA Coop Ltda|
|Riunite||Cantine Riunite & CIV SC Agr|
|4th Street||Distell Group Ltd|
|Black Box||Constellation Brands Inc|
|Jacob’s Creek||Pernod Ricard Groupe|
|Charles Shaw||Bronco Wine Co|
|Peter Vella||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Santa Rita||Viña Santa Rita SA|
|Beringer||Treasury Wine Estates Ltd|
|Lindeman’s||Treasury Wine Estates Ltd|
|Great Wall||China National Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Imp & Exp Corp (COFCO)|
|Roche Mazet||Castel Groupe|
|Livingston Cellars||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Michel Torino||Grupo Peñaflor SA|
|Pico de Oro||Bodegas y Viñedos Garbin SA|
|Liberty Creek||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|McGuigan||Australian Vintage Ltd|
|Paarle Perle||Distell Group Ltd|
|Chateau||Ariant TSPI OOO|
|Termidor||Grupo Peñaflor SA|
|De Bortoli||De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd|
|Apothic||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Echo Falls||Accolade Wines Ltd|
|Santa Ana||Grupo Peñaflor SA|
|Bianchi||Bodegas Valentin Bianchi SA|
|Gato||Cía Cervecerías Unidas SA|
|Wolf Blass||Treasury Wine Estates Ltd|
|E & J Gallo||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Kendall-Jackson||Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates|
|Chateau Ste Michelle||Altria Group Inc|
|André||E&J Gallo Winery Inc|
|Inkerman||Inkerman International AB|
|Cavit||Cantina Viticoltori, Consorzio Cantine Sociali del Trentino (CAVIT) scarl|
|JP Chenet||Grands Chais de France SA, Les|
|Don Simón||J García Carrión SA|
|Santa Helena||Santa Helena SA|
|Autumn Harvest Crackling||Distell Group Ltd|
|Namaqua||Raisin Social Ltd|
|Monastyrskaya Trapeza||Alvisa SL|
|Ménage à Trois||Trinchero Family Estates|
|Igristye Vina||Igristye Vina ZAO|
|McWilliam’s||McWilliam’s Wines Pty Ltd|
|Inglenook||Wine Group Inc, The|
|Pusan Takju||Pusan Takju Association|
|Blossom Hill||Treasury Wine Estates Ltd|
|Arbor Mist||Constellation Brands Inc|
|Ozeki||Ozeki Co Ltd|
|Xitang||Kuai Ji Shan Shaoxing Wine Co Ltd|
|Cumbres de Gredos||J García Carrión SA|
|Nieto Senetiner||Molinos Río de la Plata SA|
|Almaden||Wine Group Inc, The|
|Resero||FeCoVitA Coop Ltda|
|Weilong||Yantai Weilong Grape Wine Co Ltd|
|Vendange||Constellation Brands Inc|
|Dynasty||Dynasty Winery Co Ltd|
|Wuzhanmao||Kuai Ji Shan Shaoxing Wine Co Ltd|
|Saeng Makkeoli||Kooksoondang Brewery Co Ltd|
|First Cape||Brand Phoenix Ltd|
Franzia that tops the list of most popular brand based in the USA California, they are known for their boxed wines such as 5 litres packs which contain more in volume that bottles of wine of course which are generally 0.75 litres.
Barefoot cellars and Carlo Rosi that are the second and third most popular brands are both owned by EJ Gallo winery inc also based in California USA.
The volume that Franzia pumped out in 2018 and Barefoot cellars individually was double that of the sixth brand’s volume Hardys which is phenomenal.
The fourth brand Concha y toro based in Chile, South America and leading brand in South America with an impressive lineup of vineyards in the following valleys: Maipo – Casablanca – Limari – Cachapoal – Colchagua – Maule.
As with all these brands they have managed to tap into the export market and grow their brand successfully by expanding their footprint.
Changyu the fifth most popular wine in 2018 is based in China and although does export they produce some great wines that supply their home Country and only started in 2013 which is staggering to see that they are producing such great volumes so early on. They are based in Ningxia which is the latest hot spot for wine making areas in China.
Hardys in at number six is the first up for the southern hemisphere coming out of Australia and owned by Accolade wines.
Some great wines and some great volumes from wineries literally from around the world and many brand names that may be new to you, that said I would highly recommend to try different brands from list as the art of enjoying wine is partly down to experimenting and trying something new.