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Where is coordinate data on the geographic boundaries of wine (vitaculture) areas and their main type of wine (grape or varietal)? a GIS shapefile or geoJSON file format would be perfect.

Ideally I would like the polygon areas for wines of USA or Europe along with a few attributes corresponding to each area.

But even just data for at least one major country or varietal would be nice.

I can handle the geographic coordinates in any format.


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What kind of attributes do you need? –  underdark Jun 8 '11 at 18:16
@underdark Best attribute: type of wine (grape or varietal). Nice attributes to have: Place name, elevation, soil. –  B_Dev Jun 9 '11 at 4:51

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The Corine project features a "Vineyards" dataset for Europe: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/corine-land-cover-2000-clc2000-seamless-vector-database-2

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Thanks. I am downloading it now! –  B_Dev Jun 2 '11 at 22:48
I opened the dbf. There are 20,000 polygon areas of vineyards accross Europe--very comprehensive-- but I did not see any attribute information associated with the vineyard areas, just alpha-numeric ids. Any chance you know where the data that links to these alpha-numeric ids might reside? –  B_Dev Jun 4 '11 at 1:47
Corine is a land cover project classifying satellite imagery. I don't think there is any additional attribute information available through this source. –  underdark Jun 4 '11 at 9:04

If you have any experience scraping you might get the list from wikipedia and work that into something.
Wikipedia Wine list

GIS is being used for the:
"Viticultural zoning system for the identification and characterisation of New Zealand Terroirs"

Perhaps the Agricultural Census 2007 will have something

And finally this KMZ (which I trouble downloading) says there is a point for each country

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