How Many Grape Varieties Do You Know?

On my recent WSET 2 course we must have covered about 40-50 of the main grape varieties used to make wine. My poor little head was spinning with all the information.

However this was nothing, because apparently there are over 10,000 wine making grape varieties


Can you imagine it! It would take several lifetimes to try them all. Perhaps it would be best to start small and work up. So here is’s list of 52 of the main wine grape varieties:

Then you can progress onto the list of over 1000 grape varieties:

Enjoy drinking your way through that lot!

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