An area in southern Italy where the coast is warm and dry, with more moisture inland on the plain and the slopes. Red wines are produced from Aglianico or Piedirosso. Key whites include Fino di Avellino, Greco di Tuto and Falanghina.
A growing area at the foot of the Alps, the Piedmont is famous for Barolo and Barbaresco, sought-after red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. It is also home of Asti, Italy’s famous sparkling wine. Learn More
A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails on the coast of this large island, but it is more temperate and moist in the inland mountains. Southerly winds bring dry air to the region. The red variety of greatest importance is Nero d’Avola, and white varieties to look for are Grillo, Catarratto and Inzolia.
The Tre Venezie (three Venices), whose name harkens back to the days of the Venetian Republic, dominates white wine production in Italy. With the Alps to the north and the Adriatic to the south, these cool slopes are moderated by warm currents, rivers and sunny exposure. Learn More
Rolling hills and a moderate Mediterranean climate mark the home of Chianti. Tuscany is famed for Sangiovese-based reds and whites made from Vernaccia. Learn More
Too often overshadowed by its neighbor Tuscany, Umbria has many interesting and affordable wines to offer. Learn More