New Zealand grows more sauvignon blanc than France does.
It might seem like that would be the case since more than 60% of all the vines in New Zealand are sauvignon blanc. But the most recent sauvignon total for New Zealand comes to just over 62,000 acres (25,000 hectares). By comparison, France has 86,000 acres (35,000 hectares) of sauvignon blanc (which represents just 3.7% of France’s entire vineyard area. Who else grows a lot of sauvignon? Chile—37,000 acres (15,000 hectares); and South Africa 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares).