Italy is one of the world’s largest wine producers with more than 1.5 million acres under vine. Italy also claims some of the world’s oldest wine producing regions with vineyards going back as far as 2nd century B.C.. Viticulture was introduced by Greek colonists into Sicily and southern Italy with large-scale plantations soon following in many coastal areas. The country produces a tremendous amount of table wine, vermouth and cooking wines, like Marsala, as well as high quality drinking wines.
The three top producing premium wine regions are Veneto, Tuscany and Piedmont. Other notable wine regions are Emilla-Romagna, Lombardy, Umbria, Abruzzo, Trentino Alto-Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Marche, and Puglia. There are a number of smaller regions such as Lazio, Sicily, Sardinia, Campania, Liguria, Calabria, Moslise, Basilcata and Valle d’ Aosta.
Wines produced in Italy are designated by four basic categories (from best to most generic) Vini DOP, Vini IGP, Vini Varietali, Vini. Today, vineyards of all sizes can be found in almost all regions of the country with over 350 official Italian wine varieties. To have a taste of Italy join our International Wine Club. We are starting 2016 off featuring fine wines from Italy. "Ciao bella!"
Adventure Package: Italy
Use your exclusively-imported Italian foods from Tuscan Farm and D. Barbero for a special and truly authentic Italian experience
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One of the most historic and storied wine regions on the planet , Tuscany, Italy is the epitome of a perfect wine countryside.
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Santa Lucia Winery
Classic Italian winery with grape growing and winemaking traditions dating back to the 8th century B..C.
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Caccia al Piano 1868
In 2003, winemaker Franco Ziliani launched Caccia al Piano 1868, a boutique family-run winery producing a range of world-class Super Tuscan wines from the beautiful Bolgheri countryside in Tuscany.
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