SHAREaCAMPER Wine Price Index
Wine tourism is one of the fastest growing travel trends of 2016. With many vineyards now opening their grounds for campers to stay and sample the local wine, SHAREaCAMPER have seen a surge of interest from those renting caravans and motorhomes. To help travellers choose destinations that suit their budgets, we created the 2016 Wine Price Index, comparing the average cost of wines in 65 countries across the globe.
The price of wine is dependent on several factors, including taxes, the lobbying of local producers, and of course the type of wine purchased. Understanding how this differs between countries is beneficial for both wine connoisseurs and anyone who considers wine to be an important part of their trip. To compile the Index, we found the average cost of red and white locally produced wines within each country, and then an average of the price of several widely available imported wines1. To calculate the final number, we averaged the cost of both of these figures.
The USA ranked in position 35, with an average cost of $15.23 for a 750ml bottle of wine. This compares to Paraguay, which offered the least expensive wine at an average $7.55 per bottle, whilst at the other end of the ranking United Arab Emirates calculated at a cost over 5 times higher, at $39.02 per bottle. The USA also had the 14th most expensive local wine costs (out of countries which produce their own wine) at $17.61 per 750ml bottle.
“Wine tourism connects travellers with local culture and is consistently a great source of wonderful memories.” said Florian Dahlmann, CEO of SHAREaCAMPER. “It may be the romantic or the relaxing aspects of the drink, but we see a consistent and growing number of our travellers picking wineries as a premier destination.”