Regions

Piedmont

Piemonte, in the north-western corner of the Italian peninsula, sits at the foot of the Western Alps, which encircle the region to the north and west.

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Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto-Adige is characterized by the alpine peaks which soar for many thousands of feet above the Adige river Valley. The region follows the Adige

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Veneto

Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the north-eastern corner of Italy.

Just east of the lake and north of Verona is Valpolicella

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Friuli Venezia Giulia

Geographyand Climate Conditions

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a wine region in the far north-eastern corner of Italy, and is bound by the borders with Austria

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Liguria

Liguria is a small coastal region running along Italy's Mediterranean coast between the French border and Tuscany. Known as the Italian Riviera, the region

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Lombardia

A large and geographically complex region, Lombardy is home to five DOCG and 20 DOC titles. The Oltrepo Pavese zone stands out among these as one of

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Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna spans almost the entire width of the northern Italian peninsula, sandwiched between Tuscany to the south, Lombardy and Veneto to the north

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Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany

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Marche

Marche is a region on the eastern side of central Italy. It stretches over a triangle delimited by the Apennine Mountains to the west and the Adriatic

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Abruzzo

Abruzzo is stretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mainly mountainous and wild land. Winemaking traditions in Abruzzo date

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Lazio

Lazio is located in central Italy, bordering Tuscany to the north, Campania to the south, Abruzzo to the east and Umbria to the northeast. The volcanic

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Campania

Campania is the ‘shin’ of Italy’s boot, with Naples as its capital. Campania’s success owes much to the varied climates and terroirs that host

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Puglia

Puglia is a long, thin wine region in the far south-eastern corner of the 'boot' of Italy. Puglia has a formidable array of natural tools to help encourage

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Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, the classic Mediterranean

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Sardegna

Sardinia's terroir is full of promise for the hopeful vigneron, the available soils and bedrocks infact vary from granite, limestone and sandstone to

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Barolo

'Barolo' is the Grand Italian Wine by definition, produced entirely with Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo wine comes from the village in the Langa bearing the

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Barbaresco

The area of production includes the entire territory of the villages of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive, plus part of the territory of the Alba municipality.

Barbaresco

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Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. In Tuscany, its homeland, it perhaps ranks alongside Chianti Classico. All

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Chianti Classico

This small wine-region produces perhaps some of the best-known and appreciated wines from Tuscany. Wine has been produced in this area for over 2000 years,

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Bolgheri

Bolgheri is a relatively young yet prestigious Italian appellation located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast just to the south of Livorno, and named

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of several classic Tuscan red wines based on the Sangiovese grape variety. It comes from the vineyards that surround

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Etna

The Etna DOC is an Italian wine appellaton which covers the slopes of Mount Etna, the 3330 meter (10,920ft) active volcano that dominates the northeastern

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Barbera d'Alba

Barbera d'Alba is a key wine appellation of Piedmont, in northwest Italy, famed for its tangy, black cherry-like red wines made from Barbera grapes. The

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Barbera d'Asti

Barbera d’Asti is one of the most famous wines from the Piedmont region of north-western Italy. It became a DOC in 1970 and was upgraded to its DOCG

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Barbera Nizza

Nizza DOCG (formerly Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza) is an appellation in Piedmont, Italy. The wines are made specifically from Barbera grapes. This geographical

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Gavi

Gavi was Italy's first white wine to gain international repute and is still considered one of the top-ranking Italian whites today. It is a white wine

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Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella is an intensely flavored dry red wine made from dried (passito) grapes. It is made in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy,

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Burgundy

The Burgundy wine region in central-eastern France, near the city of Dijon, is built on centuries of winemaking tradition, with close historical links

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority

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Loire

The Loire Valley is a key wine region in western France. It follows the course of the Loire river on its long journey through the heart of France, from

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Champagne

Situated 90 miles north-east of Paris, one of the most northerly latitudes in the wine world, Champagne lies over a chalk plain (a major influence of

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Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the southeast of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles

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Provence

Provence is a wine region in the far southeastern corner of France, best known for the quality (and quantity) of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild

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Ribera Del Duero

Ribera del Duero lies within Castilla y León in North Central Spain. Within its borders lie 4 distinct municipalities, including Burgos, Soria, Segovia

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Priorat

The Priorat wine region is located in the Catalonia region of Spain, just inland from the Mediterranean port city of Tarragona and about a two-hour drive

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Rioja

Rioja in Northern Spain is best known for berry-scented, barrel-aged red wines made from Tempranillo and Garnacha. It is arguably Spain's top wine region.

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Riax Baixas

Rías Baixas is a wine appellation in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, located along the Atlantic coastline. Although a comparatively young denominacion

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Sherry

Sherry, a wine which is truly unique in the world, is exclusively produced in the wine-growing region of Jerez, which is situated in a triangle of land

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Port

Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal.

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Patagonia

Located inland, close to the Andes Mountain ranges, and at a lower altitude (300m, or 100ft) than Mendoza, Patagonia features an austere desert climate

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Mendoza

Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible

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Adelaide Hills

This wine region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately

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Coonawarra

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in

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Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria's most important wine regions, located an hour's drive south of Melbourne on the southern coast of Australia.

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Chile

Chile is one of South America's most important wine-producing countries. Occupying a thin strip down the western coast of the continent, it is home to

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Napa Valley

Situated immediately north of San Pablo Bay, Napa Valley runs extends for approximately 35 miles (60km) between the Vacas and Mayacamas mountain ranges

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Santa Maria Valley

Santa Maria Valley is an American Viticultural Area located in the northernmost part of Santa Barbara County, just east of Santa Maria city and 15 miles

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Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region by far. Situated at the northeastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region is home to

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Central Otago

Central Otago, near the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, vies for the title of world's most southerly wine region. Vineyards cling to the sides of

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Stellenbosch

The town of Stellenbosch in Western Cape's Coastal Region, is steeped in history and is home to the country’s best-known wine estates. Cabernet Sauvignon

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Western Cape

The Western Cape's wine regions stretch 300 kilomers (185 miles) from Cape Town to the mouth of the Olifants River in the north, and 360km (220 miles)

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