The area dedicated to vineyards is increasing by about 2% per year.

Few fruits have garnered as much attention in the health research literature as grapes. Part of the reason may be their widespread presence in diets worldwide. With the exception of Antarctica, grapes are cultivated on all of the earth's continents, and researchers from many different countries have been especially interested in this food.

Commercially cultivated grapes can usually be classified as either table or wine grapes, based on their intended method of consumption: eaten raw (table grapes) or used to make wine (wine grapes). While almost all of them belong to the same species, Vitis vinifera, table and wine grapes have significant differences, brought about through selective breeding.

Seedless cultivars now make up the overwhelming majority of table grape plantings. Because grapevines are propagated by cuttings, the lack of seeds does not present a problem for reproduction.

China has the 1st rank in the table of grapes producing countries in the world with 8,651,831 tons production on the planet.