Italian Wines and Wineries

Italy Italy is the birthplace of most wines. The Roman Empire brought grapes and grapevines to Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, and many other regions. Italy still produces and consumes a huge amount of wine, although not much gets out to the rest of the world. Most non-Italians only know of Chianti, the delicious red wine traditionally found in basket-bottles. Perhaps a few people know of Soave, the poetic white, or perhaps even Asti Spumanti, the sparkling dessert wine. Learn about them all!

Click on a green region to learn more about the wines created in that area.




Amarone Venicecorvina veronese, rondinella, molinara
Asti Spumanti Turinmuscat
Barolo Piedmontnebbiolo
Castel del Monte ApuliaUva di Troia, pinot noir, sangiovese, montepulciano, aglianico
Chianti Tuscanysangiovese, canaiolo, trebbiano, malvasia
Est! Est!! Est!!! Tuscanytrebbiano and malvasia
Gavi Piedmontcortese
Marsala Sicily grillo, catarratto, inzolia, damaschino, pignatello, calabrese, nerello mascalese, nero d’avola
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Abruzzimontepulciano
Soave Venicegarganega, trebbiano di soave
Valpolicella Venicecorvina, molinara, rondinella

Amarone Winery Website Links
Barolo Winery Website Links
Chianti Winery Website Links
Gavi Winery Website Links
Marsala Winery Website Links
Other Italian Winery Website Links

Italian Wine Pronunciation Guide

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