Where does SA rank in the world as a wine producer?

Where does South Africa stand in relation to other countries when it comes to wine production? Are we a major producer or just a tiny drop in the world’s wine ocean?

More of a splash than a drop. South Africa is the 7th largest producer of wines in the world, with France at the top of the scale, followed by Italy and Spain. The newest statistics (2009) show that South Africa produces about 100-million litres of wine annually, which accounts for four per cent of the world’s total production. France and Italy each make about four times as much.