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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

The Corine project features a "Vineyards" dataset for Europe:

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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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Not a full answer to this issue, but I'll mention here the initiative (non-profit, 100% open-data oriented) that actually started to tag vineyard in OpenStreetMap adding precisions on grape varieties, vine row orientation (in degrees) and more meta data. First attempt is available on OpenWines website and OpenstreetMap's Wiki about tag landuse=vineyard

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