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The current surface area (in millions of acres, equal to 7.4 million hectares) of the world’s vineyards, as reported last month by the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV).  If that was one contiguous vineyard, it would be larger than the state of West Virginia but smaller than South Carolina. Bigger than Ireland but smaller than Austria. The OIV also reported that a total of 6.9 billion gallons (260 million hectoliters) of wine were produced from those vineyards in 2019—while 6.4 billion gallons (244 mhl) was consumed.

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