Italian Wine Regions

Learn all Italy´s wine regions here and be inspired to plan your next Italian wine vacation!

Italy´s myriad wine regions offer a challenge and deep satisfaction to wine lovers. The diversity of landscapes and grape varieties is out of this world, and as a result Italy produces the largest range of wine styles in Europe. Wine tasting in situ is the ultimate way to learn about wines, and there are few places more alluring than Italy! Discover gourmet Michelin starred restaurants and Alpine wines in Trento; taste white truffles with your Barolo in Langhe; visit medieval hamlets during your wine tour of fairy tale Chianti; let the turquoise sea and Greek ruins of Taormina enchant you while tasting the volcanic wines of Mount Etna; sail down the Grand Canal of Venice on a gondola while sipping on Prosecco


Northern Italy

Northern Spain in terms of wine country encompasses the misty green hills of Atlantic Galicia (Rias Baixas, Valdeorras, Ribeiro, etc), the Castilla y Leon autonomous region (Bierzo, Toro, Rueda, Ribera del Duero, etc) the beautiful regions of Basque Country (Txakoli) and La Rioja, and the agriculturally rich plateaus of Navarra and Somontano. The range of scenery, local gastronomic traditions, wine styles and micro climates is extraordinary. Some of the renowned local grapes include Albariño and Godello in Galicia, Mencia in Bierzo, Tempranillo of course (in Rioja, and called "Tinta del Pais" in Ribera del Duero and Toro), Verdejo in Rueda, Viura in Rioja and Garnacha in Rioja and Navarra (in Navarra, Garnacha is used for their stellar dry rosé wines). Read on to discover some of the most highly esteemed wine regions in Northern Spain....


Italian Wine Region, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the most unique and fabulous wine regions in Italy to visit. Imagine medieval hamlets with an Austrian flavor, mountain scenery and a dramatic coastline, aromatic and intense wines (Friuli is home to the "Super Whites" made by such producers as Joe Bastianich and Livio Felluga), historic cities such as lovely Trieste and Venetian influenced gems like Grado. The best thing about Friuli is it still feels like a secret, for gourmet travellers in the know...


Italian Wine Region, Lombardy

Lombardy
Lombardy´s myriad wine regions include some of Italy´s best such as the high-altitude, intense, red wines of Valtellina; the chic bubblies of Franciacorta; and the delicate wines of Lugana, on Lake Garda. Milan, Bergamo, Cremona, Brescia, Mantova and Pavia are all Lombard towns. This region is also home to some of the most spectacular restaurants in the country...


Italian Wine Region, Franciacorta

Franciacorta
It is unclear as to where the name 'Franciacorta' itself came from. There are two predominant myths as to where it originated: the first is that it is named for the 'france corte' or tax-free zones, which it encompassed...


Italian Wine Region, Valtellina

Valtellina
The Alpine Italian wine region of Valtellina, near the Swiss border, is home to extremely interesting red wines including the dry "Passito" style Sforzato di Valtellina. This region offers wine lovers something really off the beaten path. Apart from excellent red wines, you can also enjoy luxury spas, ski resorts and dramatic mountain scenery here...


Italian Wine Region, Piedmont

Piedmont
Piedmont, particularly in the Langhe sub region, is the land of castles, vineyards and romantic hills shrouded in mist. The Alps hover over this lovely wine region, and the region's names in fact makes reference to this (Piemonte means "at the foot of the mountain")...


Italian Wine Region, Veneto

Veneto
The Veneto region is located in North Eastern Italy and encompasses a massive territory including the Eastern shores of Lake Garda in the west, the Dolomites in the north and Venice in the east. There are many different wine appellations, some of the most famous being Valpolicella (where Amarone is made) and Prosecco (famous bubbly made north of Venice). Many beautiful towns abound in the Veneto including Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, Treviso and more...


Italian Wine Region, Prosecco

Prosecco
Prosecco is a vineyard covered region famed for its bubbly about one hour and a half north of Venice. It´s full of picturesque hamlets, Palladian Villas, charming wineries, superb wine country restaurants and unspoiled countryside. The pretty town of Treviso is nearby


Italian Wine Region, Valpolicella

Valpolicella
Valpolicella is a beautiful wine region located north of the Roman town of Verona and home to the famous Amarone wines. The region is full of pretty wine producing hamlets, patchworked vineyards, gentle hills and ancient parish churches...



Central Italy

Northern Spain in terms of wine country encompasses the misty green hills of Atlantic Galicia (Rias Baixas, Valdeorras, Ribeiro, etc), the Castilla y Leon autonomous region (Bierzo, Toro, Rueda, Ribera del Duero, etc) the beautiful regions of Basque Country (Txakoli) and La Rioja, and the agriculturally rich plateaus of Navarra and Somontano. The range of scenery, local gastronomic traditions, wine styles and micro climates is extraordinary. Some of the renowned local grapes include Albariño and Godello in Galicia, Mencia in Bierzo, Tempranillo of course (in Rioja, and called "Tinta del Pais" in Ribera del Duero and Toro), Verdejo in Rueda, Viura in Rioja and Garnacha in Rioja and Navarra (in Navarra, Garnacha is used for their stellar dry rosé wines). Read on to discover some of the most highly esteemed wine regions in Northern Spain....


Italian Wine Region, Marche

Marche
The beautiful wine region of Marche is being hailed as the new Tuscany, full of undiscovered medieval hamlets, charming wineries and superb local restaurants. Highlights of Marche include the flagship Verdicchio wines, the Renaissance city of Urbino, the darling historic village of Jesi, fantastic seafood on the coast, unspoiled wine country and much more...


Italian Wine Region, Tuscany

Tuscany (Toscana)
Tuscany is a veritable paradise for the wine lover with such mythical wine regions as Montalcino (Brunello), Bolgheri (Super Tuscans), Chianti, and Montepulciano (Vino Nobile). Light white wines are made near the medieval town of San Gimignano with the Vernaccia grape. Gorgeous art cities abound including Lucca, Florence, Siena, Volterra, Arezzo, and Cortona...


Italian Wine Region, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most famous wines in the world, and the region is a pleasure to visit. The medieval hamlet of Montalcino itself is also a beacon for wine lovers. The castle encloses the regional wine shop with a multitude of Brunellos on offer. Big names include Casanova di Neri, Altesino, Poggio Antico...


Italian Wine Region, Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico
The Tuscans have long been leaders in wine tours and "Enotourism". There are plenty of "Enotecas" (wine bars), where the wineries have long offered their wines by the glass, uncommon in other parts of Europe...


Italian Wine Region, Maremma

Maremma
Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello. these mythical wines are known as "Super Tuscans" and they come from the beautiful coastal Maremma region, located in Southern Tuscany. "Super Tuscan" is a term that was coined to refer to these great wines...


Italian Wine Region, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines are made around the romantic medieval hamlet of Montepulciano, home to superstars like Avignonesi and Salcheto. The region is an absolute treat for wine lovers as apart from stellar cellars you have beautiful scenery and gorgeous restaurants...


Italian Wine Region, Umbria

Umbria
The wine region of Umbria is an absolute treat for gourmet travelers- full of medieval hamlets, hill topped towns surrounded by vineyards, small and intimate wine cellars making superb wines such as the native Sagrantino, and some of the best olive oil in Italy. The local cuisine is scented by the local black truffle and the famous charcuterie from Norcia, not to forget Perugia´s famed chocolate. Art towns abound such as Assisi, Spoleto and Orvieto...



Southern Italy

Northern Spain in terms of wine country encompasses the misty green hills of Atlantic Galicia (Rias Baixas, Valdeorras, Ribeiro, etc), the Castilla y Leon autonomous region (Bierzo, Toro, Rueda, Ribera del Duero, etc) the beautiful regions of Basque Country (Txakoli) and La Rioja, and the agriculturally rich plateaus of Navarra and Somontano. The range of scenery, local gastronomic traditions, wine styles and micro climates is extraordinary. Some of the renowned local grapes include Albariño and Godello in Galicia, Mencia in Bierzo, Tempranillo of course (in Rioja, and called "Tinta del Pais" in Ribera del Duero and Toro), Verdejo in Rueda, Viura in Rioja and Garnacha in Rioja and Navarra (in Navarra, Garnacha is used for their stellar dry rosé wines). Read on to discover some of the most highly esteemed wine regions in Northern Spain....


Italian Wine Region, Campania

Campania
"Wine is life." - Petronius, Roman writer. Ravello, Positano, Capri.. . some of the most beautiful locations in Italy. The region of Campania is firmly on the tourist’s map, but curiously not on the wine lover’s map. Yet, Campania is a fascinating wine region...


Italian Wine Region, Puglia

Puglia
Puglia is “the heel” of the boot of peninsular Italy. It is bordered by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, giving it one of the longest coastlines of any region in Italy. Puglia is also one of the most fertile regions in all of Italy, on a par with the Po Valley...


Italian Wine Region, Siciliy

Sicily
Sicily is home to Greek temples, dramatic coastlines, Baroque churches and of course, Mount Etna. There are stunning places to visit in Sicily such as the Greek town of Taormina and ...