Fancy getting some wine for a dinner party but not sure what one to get? Why not go with the majority and get one of the most popular brands. These ten you are about too see sell the most bottles of wine around the world meaning whichever one you pick you know it will be a popular choice…
10 – Great Wall Wine (Global Sales: 7.6m)
Wiki Info: Founded in 1983, Great Wall is a subsidiary of state-owned China Foods Limited. Its main office is situated at the foot of the Great Wall of China, next to the Guanting Lake. The company has 74.8 hectares of vineyards, mostly in Shandong province and more than ten different varieties of grapes are grown there.
9 – Beringer Wine (Global Sales: 7.6m)(Sales: 7.4m)
Wiki Info: It was founded in Melbourne in 1888 by two American brothers William and Ralph Foster of New York, who happened to own a refrigeration plant. Cooling was necessary to brew and store acceptable lagers in Australia’s hot climate, unlike the English-style dark ales commonly brewed at the time. They sold the brewery the following year and returned to the United States.
8 – Hardys Wine (Global Sales: 9m)
Wiki Info: It is said that the pioneering founder, Thomas Hardy had a vision to “create wines that will be prized in the markets of the world”. And now over 160 years later they have realised this vision with our continually expanding family of wines.
7 – Robert Mondavi Wine (Global Sales: 9.1m)
Wiki Info: Robert Gerald Mondavi was a leading California vineyard operator whose technical improvements and marketing strategies brought worldwide recognition for the wines of the Napa Valley in California. From an early period, Mondavi aggressively promoted labelling wines varietally rather than generically.
6 – Sutter Home Wine (Global Sales: 9.2m)
Wiki Info: Sutter Home Winery is one of the largest family-run independent wineries in the United States and is the estate known for the creation of White Zinfandel. It is located in St. Helena, California. It is owned by Trinchero Family Estates, which also sells wine under twenty other labels including Newman’s Own and Folie à Deux.
5 – Yellow Tail Wine (Global Sales: 9.6m)
Wiki Info: Yellow Tail is a new wine brand and was a chance for the family winery to enter into the bottled wine market—having previously supplied bulk wine to other wineries. Yellow Tail was developed in 2000, originally marketed to export countries and became the number one imported wine to the USA by 2003. In that time the family-owned winery expanded 10 times its original size.
4 – Changyu Wine (Global Sales: 9.8m)
Wiki Info: Changyu was founded in 1892 by Mr. Chang Bishi, a patriotic leader of overseas Chinese in modern China, in Yantai City, Shandong Province, revealing the era of Chinese wine in industrialized production. After 125 years of development, Changyu has been the largest wine production and operation enterprise in China, even in Asia, and is becoming an international wine brand operator possessing a number of internationally excellent brands.
3 – Gallo Wine (Global Sales: 15m)
Wiki Info: The two brothers started the winery in 1933, following the repeal of Prohibition after years of growing and selling grapes. Ernest and Julio were competing against larger, more established, and better financed companies, including more than 800 wine companies established in California in the first few years after the repeal of Prohibition.
2 – Concha Y Toro Wine (Global Sales: 16.3m)
Wiki Info: Concha y Toro is the largest producer of wines from Latin America and is one of the global leaders in its field. It is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Concha y Toro Winery is located in Chile. It comprises 8.720 ha spread throughout Chile’s major wine regions: Maipo, Maule, Rapel, Colchagua, Curico, and Casablanca
1 – Barefoot Wine (Global Sales: 22.5m)
Wiki Info: Barefoot Wine was introduced in 1986 by Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey. Barefoot is a brand whose slogan is “Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time!” Barefoot’s winemaker Jennifer Wall produces 17 unique varietals and blends: Zinfandel, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Zinfandel, Moscato, Pinot grigio, Sauvignon blanc and Chardonna to name just a few