Surprisingly, not so few countries of this continent also viticulture is operated. In the antiquity brought the Phoenicians the viticulture after Carthage at Tunis in today Tunisia, The capital of the Carthaginian Empire was already 500 BC. Blossoming vineyards. In 2012, the vineyard covered 372,000 hectares, which corresponds to 5% of the world's surface. Of this, 11.9 million hectoliters of wine were produced, which accounts for around 4% of world production. Due to the prevailing tropical and subtropical climate is possible in many parts of Africa only in the climatically temperate margins in the north and south of viticulture, the vineyards are often at altitudes above 1,000 meters above sea level. The grapevine produces amazing yields in tropical climates, but mostly as raisins or table grapes be used.
The oldest, African wine country is Egypt, next to the ancient landscape Mesopotamia considered one of the cradles of viticulture. By far the most important wine-growing country is today South Africa, Other countries with lower viticulture but at least grape and raisin production are Algeria. Ethiopia. Cape Verde. Kenya. Libya. Madagascar. Morocco. Namibia. Tanzania. Tunisia. Uganda and Zimbabwe, See further country charts also under Asia. Europe. New world and South America, as well as under Wine production volumes,