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 around 100,000 acres (46,800ha) of vines. This region, close to the sea, enjoys an abundance of sunshine with dry and hot summers and mild winters; all these components make it perfect for growing vines.

The region has strong historical links to wine and vine, dating back to the 12th century BC, and is one of Italy's very oldest wine regions. The area is also famous for producing Falerno (Falernum), one of the most ancient wines in Italy.

Viticulture is in its element thanks to an abundance of sunshine, dry hot summers, mild winters, a long growing season and volcanic soil.

Wine Appellations:

Campania has four DOCG appellations for the ancient wines of Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, Falerno del Massico and Greco di Tufo. Taurasi is the region’s most prolific wine made from the Aglianico grape, whose name is derived from "Hellenic" as the grape was first introduced by the Greeks. The region has also a regional IGT for Campania, under which many expressive red, white and rosé wines are made from local grapes. About 75% of Campania’s production is now DOCG, DOC and IGT wines.

IGT: Campania; Colli di Salerno

DOC: Capri; Ischia; Falanghina del Sannio; Irpinia

DOCG: Greco di Tufo; Fiano di Avellino; Taurasi; Aglianico del Taburno

Indigenous Grapes varieties

White: Biancolella; Greco, Fiano; Falanghina

Red: Aglianico; Piedirosso

Grape Varieties

Its most important red variety is arguably Aglianico. Also vital to Campania's vineyards are the white-wine varieties Fiano and Greco, which are championed by the region's most respected white wines, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo. Another light-skinned grape of interest here is Falanghina, which forms the backbone of Falerno del Massico and Galluccio wines.


Grape Types


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