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20 Geographical Regions – 20 Wine Regions

If you had on your travel bucket list a trip to all the wine regions in Italy, this would mean visiting the whole of Italy – each one of the 20 Italian regions has its own wine and this since millennia.


Vigneti in Ca d Gal - Asti - Wine Tourism - Italy - The Good Gourmet
Courtesy of Vigneti in Ca d'Gal

For the person who wants to learn more about the wine they drink we have compiled a list of the wine regions of Italy and the main grape varieties that are cultivated there.

We’re not saying that drinking and enjoying the wine is not enough, we’re just saying that sometimes, some of the wine is so heavenly good that it compels us to go on the Internet to search and find out more about where it comes from; and this research sometimes extends to the areas around, the whole region, the whole country … you get the idea.

And, if you’re like us, you would like to know a few of the hidden gems where wine tastings are organized and you can hear the history of the wine you’re drinking directly from the people making the wine.

We plan to go one step down and talk about each one of the sub regions and their grape varieties (and also present you with a selection of interesting wines from these regions). One glass at a time.

Let’s start.

We will list the wine region geographically starting from North West going down to the South to help you put the things on a map (and create an itinerary for your next gourmet holidays).


North West Wine Regions

 The North West region of Italy offers visitors a diverse array of experiences that capture the unique essence of this incredible country.

This stunning area boasts a variety of breathtaking landscapes and incredible cities that will leave you in awe. Have you ever been to Valle d’Aosta? It’s known for its incredible skiing and winter sports facilities that will surely get your heart racing. And Piemonte? Indulge in their delectable cuisine and abundance of wine production. Lombardia will pamper you with its luxurious fashion scene and bustling cities, while Liguria’s picturesque coastline and charming seaside towns will take your breath away. 

Wine tasting experiences

Pietro Selva - Valtellina - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Pietro Selva

I’m Pietro Selva. I cultivate Chiavennasca/Nebbiolo grape in the centre of the Alps, in the heart of Lombardy, in the province of Sondrio, in a...

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Cantine Colonna - Piedmont - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Cantine Colonna

Everything started in Casalnoceto, a small village in the Colli Tortonesi, in 1969 when Colonna Livio, with only two hectars, started to cultivate vineyard and...

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La Fusina - Dogliani - Alta Langa - wine tasting - The Good Gourmet

La Fusina

Dogliani, capital of the south-western Langhe, lies in a natural hollow surrounded by hills covered with vineyards. The culture of wine is well rooted thanks...

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Castello di Perno - Vineyard Tour - Nizza - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Castello di Perno

The tradition in the contemporary In Castelletto, a land that gives its name to a renowned Cru of the DOCG Barolo in the municipality of...

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Savigliano Vini - Piedmont - Italy - Vineyard Tours - The Good Gourmet

Savigliano Vini

The origins of the company date back to several generations. In the second half of the 1700s, historical documents show that Lorenzo Savigliano was already...

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Tenuta La Trava - Piedmont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

La Trava

The company was founded in 1999 by the ambition of Giorgio and Maria Grazia who, driven by their passion for the territory, buy and renovate...

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Aosta Valley

Rather high in elevation (wine is cultivated to up to 1200m of altitude), Aosta Valley (Valle d’Aosta in Italian) is the smallest wine region in Italy. It is located in northwest Italy, bordering Switzerland and France. 

Despite its size, the region has a rich history of winemaking that dates back to the Roman Empire. The region is primarily known for producing high-quality red wines, particularly those made from the Nebbiolo, Petit Rouge and Fumin grapes. 

The climate in the region is ideal for winemaking, with warm days and cool nights, and the unique terroir adds to the complexity and character of the wines. The steep slopes and mountainous terrain make it difficult to cultivate grapes in the region, but the tenacity and skill of the local winemakers have allowed them to produce some of the most sought-after wines in Italy.


South from Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont has the wine production concentrate in five main subregions around Alba (Langhe), Alessandria and Asti (Monferrato),  Turin (Canavese), Novara (Colline Novarese),  and Vercelli (Costa della Sesia).

The region is famous for producing some of the finest wines in the world. It is home to a number of top-quality grape varietals including Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, which are used to produce many of the region’s most famous wines.

One of the most well-known wines produced in this region is the Barolo, which is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. These wines are typically full-bodied, intensely flavored, and highly structured, providing a wonderful expression of the uniqueness of Piedmont’s terroir.

Wine tasting experiences

Tenuta Montemagno - Piedmont - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta Montemagno

It is in this old 16th-century estate, bordering on the edges of the Montemagno, Viarigi, Casorzo and Altavilla districts, that our dream became reality: to...

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Tenuta Garetto - Barbera - Piedmont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta Garetto

The Garetto estate takes its origin in the early 1900s, at a very important time for Piedmont Viticulture. In fact, in those years the region...

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La Mondianese - Piemont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

La Mondianese

La Mondianese was born from a precious root: the passion for wine and its culture. These roots lie in the land of Ruchè, a very...

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Livia Fontana - Vineyard Tour - Piedmont - Italy - The Good Gurmet

Livia Fontana

For our Family wine is a philosophy of life, a code of ethics, a respect for the earth, attention for a particular territory, a bond...

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Sassaia - Gavi - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet


The Sassaia winery is in Capriata d’Orba (AL), Upper Monferrato Piedmont. Our name means “rock bed” and reflects our vineyard composition due its geological history...

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Cascina Faletta - Casale Monferrato - Piedmont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Cascina Faletta

Elena and Giovanni continue, tenaciously and passionately, the project begun by their grandparents… It was precisely their ancestors who worked the surrounding lands from the...

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The rolling hills of Piedmont have a mix of soil types, including limestone, clay, and sand, which create distinctive flavor profiles in each of the wines produced here. The region boasts a number of respected wineries that use traditional winemaking techniques and innovate with modern methods to produce wines that highlight the best of what Piedmont has to offer.

In addition to their famous red wines, the region also produces white wines such as Moscato d’Asti and Gavi, which are known for their vibrant acidity and delicate fruit flavors. The Piedmont wine region is a must-visit for wine lovers looking for exquisite wines that reflect the unique terroir.

Wine tasting experiences

Agricola Marrone - Vineyard Tour - Piemonte - The Good Gourmet

Agricola Marrone

Agricola Marrone is a wine making company located in La Morra, in the heart of the Barolo production area, run by the sisters Marrone, Denise,...

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Borgogno Rivata Vineyard - The Good Gourmet

Borgogno Rivata Winery

The winery was founded in 2010 from the union of the companies of two friends Alberto Borgogno and Massimo Rivata. We’ve always been passionate about...

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Vignetti Fassone - Vineyard - The Good Gourmet

Vigneti Fassone

Founded in 2018 we are a young company but it continues with passion the history of my family rooted from 1400 in Val Curone -Tortona-...

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Prediomangno vineyard Italy - The Good Gourmet


For Emanuela Novello and her husband Giovanni, who brought in 2016 the winemaking company Prediomagno into existence in the area between Montemagno and Grana, the...

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Casa Francoli - Piedmont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Torraccia del Piantavigna

The history of “Torraccia del Piantavigna” began in 1977 when Pierino Piantavigna, maternal great grandfather of the current generation of the Francoli family, planted his...

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Vinicola Arno - Nizza - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Vinicola Arno

Vinicola Arno was started by Mara and Michael Arno in 2017.  They decided to  return to their Italian and Portuguese roots with a strong desire...

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Piedmont is a region that exudes excellence in wine production as it concentrates on five main subregions around Alba, Alessandria and Asti, Turin, Novara, and Vercelli.

The region has produced some of the world’s finest wines, including the famous Barolo, which is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, Dolcetto, and Barbera.

The unique flavor profile of Piedmont’s wines is due to the mixture of soil types, including limestone, clay, and sand in its rolling hills. Piedmont also boasts a number of respected wineries that use both traditional and modern methods to produce wines that highlight the best of what the region has to offer.

Besides their famous red wines, the region is known for producing white wines with vibrant acidity and delicate fruit flavors such as Moscato d’Asti and Gavi. Piedmont is indeed a wine-lover’s paradise.

Wine tasting experiences

Matteo Soria - Moscato d'Asti - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Matteo Soria

Matteo Soria Winery is located in Castiglione Tinella, in the Langhe area. Matteo, the 4th generation of the family to manage the company, takes care...

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La Cedraia - Gavi - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

La Cedraia

La Cedraia is a wine estate located in the hills between Novi Ligure and Gavi, within the wine-growing area of Gavi DOCG, the white wine...

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Tenuta La Pergola - Piedmont - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta La Pergola

Tenuta la Pergola is a winery founded in 1903 with grandfather Tony who started growing the first vines for personal consumption, in the 1980s we...

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Cantine Sant'Agata - Vineyard Tours - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Cantine Sant’Agata

Cantine Sant’Agata represents the concrete expression of the wine history of the Cavallero Family, wine producers in Scurzolengo, Asti, since the early 900. Today Franco...

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Cantine Francone - Vineyard Tours - Piedmont - Italy - The Good Gourmet


Our winery is located between the rolling hills of Neive, UNESCO World Heritage site since 2014, meeting point between old traditions and care for quality....

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Liguria is an Italian wine region located in the northwest of the country, bordering France to the west and the Ligurian Sea to the south. The region is well-known for its scenic coastal towns, picturesque ports, and rugged mountains.

Despite its small size, Liguria has a rich diversity of wines, including the popular white wine Vermentino, which is produced throughout the region, as well as Pigato, a white grape variety found exclusively in the western part of Liguria.

The region also boasts a historic tradition of producing sweet passito wines such as Sciacchetrà, made from the grapes grown on steep and rocky terraced vineyards.

Thanks to the region’s mild climate and diverse geological soils, Ligurian wines are notably aromatic, elegant, and complex.


Lombardy is an exceptional wine region located in the northern part of Italy. The region is highly renowned for producing a range of high-quality and well-flavored wines that appeal to wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Lombardy has a unique geographical makeup characterized by its hilly terrains, lakes, and rivers. These exceptional geographical features play a crucial role in improving the quality and taste of wines produced in the region.

Lombardy is home to several grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, Vermentino, Barbera, and Moscato, among others. Pinot Noir is a dominant grape variety in the Lombardy region, and it is used to produce some of the best red wines, which have won international acclaim.

Wine tasting experiences

La Gatta wine tasting

Tenuta La Gatta

Built in the distant 1500s, this Dominican convent was for years home to the aristocratic de Gatti family, from which the name derives, and subsequently...

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Cordero San Giorgio - Oltrepo Pavese - Vineyard Tours - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Cordero San Giorgio

From its 250 meters of altitude, on the hill of Santa Giuletta, it extends uniformly for about 22 hectares of old vineyards, with an average...

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Cobue Winery - Garda Lake - Italy - Wine experiences and accommodation - The Good Gourmet

Azienda Agricola Cobue

The Cobue Winery is located in Cobue Sopra near the stunning Lake Garda. In 1971, Cobue was purchased by the Gettuli Family: the current owner,...

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Santus - Franciacorta - Wine Tourism - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Santus Franciacorta

Santus is a family winery that was born as a “dream” already in the nineties at the Faculty of Agriculture. Maria Luisa Santus and Gianfranco...

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Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera - Valtellina - Italy -Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera

Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera and Azienda Agricola Caven are both wineries owned by the Nera family, historically present in Valtellina for 4 generations. Owners of...

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Castello di Bornato - Brescia - Italy - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Castello di Bornato

In the heart of Franciacorta, among the gentle hills of vineyards, dominates the Castle Bornato and Villa Orlando, rare example of a Renaissance villa built...

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Lombardy is also known for its excellent sparkling wines, including Franciacorta, which is among the most popular wines produced in the region.

Franciacorta is made using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, and it is matured for at least eighteen months, a process that enhances its quality and taste.

White wines are also produced in this region, with some staple names such as the Vermentino and Moscato, which possess unique and distinctive flavors that are a true testament to the region’s exceptional winemaking techniques.

The region’s wines are popularly paired with traditional Italian dishes such as risotto, fish, and meat dishes.

Wine tasting experiences

Cantina Bertagna - Vineyard Tour - Lake Garda - The Good Gourmet

Cantina Bertagna

THE TERRITORY: Our winery, as well as most of the Bertagna land, is located in Bande, a hamlet of Cavriana, in the province of Mantua,...

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Venurini Baldini - Lambrusco - wine tasting - Italy - The Good Gourmet


The winery Venturini Baldini is the perfect location for your visit in Emilia-Romagna, either to organize your event, a stay in our wine relais or...

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Le Strie - Valtellina - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Le Strie

Le Strie winery was established in 2003 by Stefano, Paolo, Luciana and Marisa. Our farm is a very peculiar one: none of us was born...

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North East Wine Regions

The North East region of Italy is a captivating blend of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and modern urban centers.

Trentino Alto Adige boasts majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and charming Alpine towns with Germanic influences.

Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the other hand, is known for its exceptional wine and cuisine, as well as its picturesque coastline and historic cities such as Trieste.

Meanwhile, Veneto attracts millions of visitors every year with its iconic landmarks, including the canals of Venice and the stunning architecture of Verona.

The region is also renowned for its production of Prosecco, grappa, and other regional delicacies. With its diverse offerings, the North East of Italy is a fantastic destination for explorers, nature enthusiasts, and culture lovers alike.

Wine tasting experiences

IL Roncal - wine and resort - Friuli Italy - The Good Gourmet

Il Roncal Wine&Resort

Back in 1986 young Roberto, wise oenologist from three generations of winemakers, found a winery in which to combine respect for the land, preservation of...

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Merotto Spumanti - Valdobbiadene - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Merotto Space – Wine Shop

Merotto is an artisan family-owned winery in Valdobbiadene, exactly in Col San Martino, in the province of Treviso, right in the heart of the Prosecco...

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Amelio Livio - Wine Tasting - Piedmont - The Good Gourmet

Amelio Livio SSA

There are no exact dates related to the start of this activity, but for sure the “Mind” of all this was Giuseppe’s great-grandfather who, at...

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La Dama Vini - Valpolicella - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

La Dama

La Dama is a dynamic company created by Gabriele and Miriam in Negrar di Valpolicella, in the heart of Valpolicella, near Verona. Their love for...

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Bonotto Vini - Piave - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Bonotto Vini

The story of this winery, situated in Rai di San Polo di Piave, begins in 1870 and is inextricably linked to the terrain where the...

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Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige, located in the northernmost part of Italy, is a region renowned for its lush and scenic wine country.

This wine region is a unique combination of two distinct territories- Trentino and Alto Adige.

The climate in Trentino is characterized by warm days and cool nights, which produces refreshing, vibrant flavors and high acidity wines.

While in Alto Adige, due to its location in the heart of the Dolomites, the climate is cooler with a mix of breezes and mountain influences- producing wine with a complex mineral aroma profile and elegant acidity.

Some of the most popular grape varieties in Trentino-Alto Adige wine region are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Nero.

Wine tasting experiences

Tenuta Pfitscher - Alto Adige - Vineyards Tour - The Good Gourmet


THE PFITSCHERS Fired with enthusiasm for a century and a half with no signs of slowing. Three generations live, work and make wine together here....

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Palazzo Lodron - Italy - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Palazzo Lodron

Palazzo Lodron has been in our family for more than 400 years, however our small winery started in 2016. We produce two red wines and...

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Borgo San Leonardo - Trento - Wine Tourism - Italy - The Good Gourmet

San Leonardo

More than 1000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over three centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marchesi...

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Estate Englar Castle - Bolzano - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Estate Englar Castle

The Gothic castle, built 1450, is situated on a gentle hillside in the heart of a estate of outstanding natural beauty. It is not by chance...

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Apart from producing world-class wine, the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region offers visitors a unique experience of warm hospitality, fine dining, and breathtaking scenic vineyards.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as wine tasting tours, wine hikes, and cycling tours. The wine region of Trentino-Alto Adige is one of the most recognized and popular wine regions in Italy, known for its rich history, culture and unique blend of wines. 

Friuli venezia giulia

The region, bordering Austria and Slovenia, is well-known for producing high-quality white wines, particularly those made from the indigenous Friulano grape variety. These wines are often described as crisp and refreshing, with notes of stone fruit and almond.

Other notable grape varieties grown in the region include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as red varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

The unique climate of Friuli Venezia Giulia, influenced by both the Adriatic Sea and the Alps, creates ideal growing conditions for these grapes and contributes to their distinctive flavors and aromas.

Wine tasting experiences

Peter Soelva - Bolzano - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Weingut Tenuta Peter Sölva

The winery Peter Sölva & Söhne is one of the oldest wine-growing businesses in Caldaro. We are a family business which has been passed on...

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Lis Fadis - Vineyard Tour - Friuli - The Good Gourmet

Lis Fadis

Lis Fadis is a “young winery”, on the hill of Spessa di Cividale del Friuli (Unesco heritage). The location was discovered by the owners in...

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Spolert winery - wine tasting - Friuli - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Spolert Winery

Spolert is a boutique winery in the heart of the Colli Orientali of Friuli, a winery born as the project of Riccardo Caliari, a young...

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Cantarutti Alfieri - Friuli - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Cantarutti Alfieri

Cantarutti Estate is located in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, one of the most important DOC area in the whole Region, Friuli...

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Sturm - Wine Tasting - Friuli Venezia Giulia - Italy - The Good Gourmet


Wine Estate Sturm is located in Cormòns, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in North Eastern part of Italy, in the heart of Collio. We manage 18...

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Friuli Venezia Giulia is also known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural history. The region boasts charming medieval villages, picturesque vineyards, and a diverse culinary scene that draws inspiration from both Italian and Austrian traditions.

Visitors can explore local wine cellars, or cantine, to taste the fruits of the region’s labor and learn about the winemaking process firsthand. 


Veneto is a wine region located in the northeast of Italy, stretching from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea.

South from Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto is one of the Tre Venezie regions of Italy.  It is the most prolific Italian wine region, producing 11.9 million hl of wine in 2022, ranking seventh in the world if Veneto were listed separately.

Home to a diverse range of subregions, Veneto boasts a variety of grapes that grow in different terrains and microclimates, resulting in rich, complex and unique flavors.

The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, which form Veneto’s northern extremes. The cooler climes are well-suited to white varieties like Garganega, the main grape for Soave wines, while the warmer Adriatic coastal plains, river valleys, and central part of Veneto are suitable for a variety of red and white wines.

Most known areas are Valpolicella (if you thought Amarone, you were right) and, of course, Prosecco and Soave. The grape varieties of this region are: Valpolicella, Merlot (reds), Glera (Prosecco), and Gargenega (both whites).

Among the most famous wines in the region are the exquisite Amarone della Valpolicella, Soave, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, and Bardolino.

The winemakers in Veneto, who have passed on the art and tradition of crafting wine from generation to generation, produce wines that are sought after by wine lovers globally.

Wine tasting experiences

Cantina Le Pignole - Veneto Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Cantina Le Pignole

I, Serena, with my husband Claudio and our children Micaela and Thomas at the helm of the Le Pignole winery carry on a centuries-old winemaking...

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Scriani - Valpolicella - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet


We could talk about passion, innovation, vocation. We leave these words to those who feel the need. Scriani speaks another language: that of the vineyards,...

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Cantina Gorgo - Custoza - Verona - Wine Tourism - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Cantina Gorgo

GORGO winery, owned by Roberta Bricolo, was founded on 1975 and currently covers 53 hectares of vines located on the morainic hills around the village...

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Le Muraglie Winery - Wine Tourism - Verona - Italy

Le Muraglie

Our winery is located in the suggestive and picturesque morainic hills of Lake Garda, a stone’s throw from Valeggio sul Mincio, a well-known medieval ancient...

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Cantina Sartori - Verona - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Rino Sartori Winery

Rino Sartori winery was founded in the early 1970s. The acquisition, over time, of new vineyards has made it possible to reach an area of...

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All across Veneto, wine is deeply rooted in the local culture and is an integral part of the region’s history, traditions, and daily life.

The vineyards, where the grapes that make the distinguished wines grow, are nestled amidst stunning landscapes that boast pristine lakes, scenic mountains, and charming historic villages.

Visiting Veneto wine region offers an incredible opportunity to taste the region’s wine, learn more about the production process, and discover the unique culture that surrounds winemaking.

Many wineries in Veneto offer tours and wine tastings, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Veneto’s wine, appreciate the beauty of the region, and, of course, bring some of the region’s renowned wines home as souvenirs.

Wine tasting experiences

Al Canevon - Valdobbiadene - Prosecco - Italy - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Al Canevon

Al Canevon is a family run business founded in 1970 and located in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, a UNESCO World...

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Le Albare - Verona - Italy - Wine Tourism - The Good Gourmet

Le Albare

At the beginning of the century, great grandfather Adamo sensed the harmony between this land and the vineyard. Grandfather Umberto continued his arduous and tireless...

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Dea Rivalta - Prosecco tasting - Valdobbiadene - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Dea Rivalta

Our wine cellar was founded by Alessio Caldart’s passion, who increased in value the family’s historical vineyards. Alessio Caldart developed  a professional path tied to tradition and...

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Corte Fornello -Verona - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Corte Fornello

Corte Fornello is located in the Moreniche hills, in Valeggio sul Mincio, south-east of Lake Garda, in the province of Verona. We are a small,...

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La Marega Vini - Valpolicella - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

La Marega Vini

La Marega’ winery is located in the heart of Valpolicella and takes its name from the agricultural locality of this beautiful are. Valpolicella is a...

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Central Wine Regions

The Central Regions of Italy, nestled in the heart of this beautiful country, are abundant in picturesque landscapes, ancient history, and cultural heritage.

Tuscany, a region that truly captures the essence of Italy, is renowned for its rolling hills, scenic vineyards, and Renaissance art and architecture that has captured the imagination of millions for centuries.

Emilia Romagna, on the other hand, is a region famous for its culinary traditions, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, which has made its way into the hearts and bellies of foodies all around the world. It is also home to some beautiful cities like Bologna and Ravenna.

Marche, though a less famous region, boasts picturesque beaches, medieval hilltop towns which have retained their charm and history for centuries, and delicious seafood cuisine that is sure to tantalize the taste buds of any seafood lover.

Umbria, or the “Green Heart of Italy,” is home to beautiful natural parks such as Valnerina and Monti Sibillini and villages like Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, which are literally an explosion of color and natural beauty.

Lazio, the region that is home to the Italian capital, Rome, has an enigmatic charisma that is truly hard to ignore. From its ancient ruins, Vatican City, and delicious cuisine, it has everything that a traveler could hope for.

Abruzzo, often called the “Greenest Region of Europe,” is famous for its stunning national parks and wild beauty that thrills adventurous travelers from around the globe.

Finally, Molise, the smallest region in Italy, boasts lovely medieval towns, stunning landscapes, and excellent cuisine, all wrapped up in the charm that is uniquely Molisano.

Wine tasting experiences

Duemani Castellina Vineyard wine tasting - The Good Gourmet

Duemani Costa Toscana

The name Duemani /Two hands/ represents two hands from two people, Elena Celli and Luca D’Attoma. Elena is the sales engine of the winery while...

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Fattoria La Ripa - Chianti - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Fattoria la Ripa

In 1495 La Ripa was part of the wedding dowry of Monna Lisa for her wedding to Francesco del Giocondo. La Ripa is owned by...

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Villa Travignoli - vineyard - The Good Gourmet

Villa Travignoli

Travignoli’s success and longevity marks it as one of the 150 most antique enterprises in Italy, with our vineyards having a long history in wine...

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Podere Capaccia Vineyard Chianti Classico - The Good Gourmet

Podere Capaccia

Majestically perched high on the hill above the Pesa River valley surrounded by steep impenetrable forests, Podere Capaccia keeps watch on Radda’s northern region. The...

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Tiberini Vini - Montepulciaono - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Podere Le Caggiole

For 7 generations we have handed down the craft of winemaker and the love for the land of Pieve Caggiole, where vines have been cultivated...

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Badia di Morrona - Tuscany Guest House and Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Badia di Morrona

Badia di Morrona, a historic estate located in Terricciola, in the Terre di Pisa, a stone’s throw from the sea. 600ha of land in which...

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Tuscany is one of the most famous and renowned wine regions in Italy, known for producing some of the best wines in the world.

The region, situated in central Italy, has a long wine-making history that dates back to the Etruscans era. It is famous for producing red wines, particularly Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and a few other not less famous Super Tuscans.

The region’s soil, climate, and unique grape varieties are what makes their wines so special. The island of Elba has its own grape variety called Ansonica (Inzolia), a white wine variety.

The wineries in Tuscany are spread across the rolling hills that offer stunning views of the countryside.

Wine tasting experiences

PIERINIeBRUGI Vineyard tours Grossetto Italy - The Good Gourmet


Azienda Agricola Pierini & Brugi consists of the two companies Podere Belvedere located in the town of Campagnatico and, in that Scansano  Podere Poggiolombardo , for...

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San Giorgio a Lapi - Chianti - Siena - vineyard tour - The Good Gourmet

San Giorgio a Lapi

San Giorgio a Lapi is located in a truly privileged position, extending on the border between the Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi. This...

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Basilica Cafaggia - Chianti - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet


The origins of the Cafaggio estate go back to a remote past, in medieval times, while the first document that attests to the presence of...

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Campo al Signore - Bolgheri - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta Campo al Signore

Luca and Valentina, originally from Rome but longtime residents in Florence, decided it was time to get a house in the country where they could...

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Carlo Tanganelli - Toscana - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Carlo Tanganelli

We have always produced natural wine. We have never been conventional vintners. Obviously we have the organic certificate but we want to go beyond organic....

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The Chianti Classico wine is the most popular and widely produced wine in the region. This wine is made from the Sangiovese grape and has a hint of cherry and spice flavors with a warm finish.

The Brunello di Montalcino, on the other hand, is a more complex wine with a unique taste, with aromas of cherries, violets, and leather.

The Tuscany wine region also produces other world-class wines like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscan wines, which all have distinct flavors and characteristics. 

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Fattoria della Aiola - Chianti - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Fattoria della Aiola

Fattoria della Aiola is situated 14 km from Siena on a beautiful panoramic road leading from Vagliagli to Radda in Chianti. The Villa/Castle of Aiola...

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Fattoria Santa Vittoria - Farm - Toscana - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Santa Vittoria Farm

Santa Vittoria is located in the gentle hills of the western Valdichiana in an intact and pleasant landscape. The company was part of the Fattoria...

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Le Sode di Sant'Angelo - Vineyard Tour - Maremma - Costa Toscana - The Good Gourmet

Le Sode di Sant’Angelo

The “Sode di Sant’Angelo” estate is located in the hilly area of Montebamboli, in the heart of the Tuscan region of Maremma, in an area...

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Lazzeretii - Montalcino - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet


Marco and Lucia are a brother and sister team that look after every stage of the production process from bottling to labeling to sales! Lucia...

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Castagnini Vini - Apuan Hills - Italy - Vineyard Tours - The Good Gourmet


Territory, Tradition, Typicality, are the strengths that drive the production of the Vini Apuani agricultural company. Roberto was born and raised in his maternal grandfather’s...

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Emilia-Romagna is an Italian wine region with an extensive history of wine production. Located in the northern part of Italy, the region is known for producing high-quality dry red wines, sparkling wines, and sweet dessert wines.

Lambrusco is probably the best known wine of this region whose capital, Bologna, is (unofficially) the food capital of Italy.

The region has a unique terroir, with a mix of hillside vineyards and fertile lowlands that provide a range of soils that are ideal for growing several grape varieties.

The region prides itself on producing wines made using traditional winemaking techniques, with many producers focusing on small-batch production to ensure the highest quality.

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Cleto Chiarli - Lambrusco wine tasting - Modena Italy - The Good Gourmet

Cleto Chiarli

In 1860, Cleto Chiarli founded the first wine-producing company in the Emilia-Romagna region, selling Lambrusco wine. For over five generations, the Chiarli family has pursued...

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Tenuta La Viola - Wine Tourism - Emilia Romagna - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta La Viola

Tenuta La Viola Estate is located in Emilia Romagna on the rolling hills of Bertinoro, on the slopes overlooking the sea. Bertinoro, in the heart...

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Villa Oppi - Wine Tasting - Tuscany - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Villa Oppi

Villa Oppi started its activity as an ancient Roman post station (a building where the traveller would stop to relax, restore and change horses) about...

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The Emilia-Romagna wine region is considered one of the top wine destinations in Italy, with popular wine trails, tours, and events taking place all year round.

The most popular grape varieties grown in the region include Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Trebbiano, and Lambrusco.

The region is also known for producing world-renowned cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, making it a great destination for wine and food enthusiasts. 

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Poderi Fiorini - Balsami Vinegar Producer - Modena - Italy - The Good Gourmet

La Bottega Fiorini 1919

The history of our family began in the Modena plain, north of Modena between two small hamlets, Gargallo di Carpi and Ganaceto di Modena. Growing...

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Marche is a stunning wine region in central Italy that features a unique terroir, diverse grape varieties, and centuries-old traditions. Marche is home to two main wine styles, white and red, which represent 85% and 15% of the winemaking, respectively.

For whites, the primary grape varieties include Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Passerina, and Pecorino. The latter is the most famous grape of Marche, known for producing fragrant, mineral wines with rich with flavors of white peach, apple, and wildflower.

The reds are mostly made from Montepulciano and Sangiovese, producing complex, food-friendly wines that pair well with meat-based dishes.

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Quaresima - Vineyard Tours - Ancona - Verdicchio - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Quaresima – Azienda Agricola

Azienda Agricola Quaresima is a small family business located in Cupramontana (Ancona). The story of its wine began with Aurelio Quaresima, known as Lello, owner...

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Alberto Serenelli - Wine Tourism - Ancona - Marche - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Alberto Serenelli

Alberto Serenelli is the continuator of a family tradition started in 1920 by his grandfather Alberto who started to vinify the Montepulciano grapes produced on...

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Sparapani-Frati-Bianchi - Wine Tourism - Marche Italy - The Good Gourmet

Sparapani Frati Bianchi

The Sparapani Fratibianchi winery is situated in Cupramontana, one of the best cru of the DO Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. We are right in...

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The Marche wine region is divided into multiple sub-areas, each with its own wine-making styles and distinct terroirs. The most famous wine subzones are Jesi, Matelica, Offida, and Rosso Piceno.

Jesi is known for producing mineral-driven Verdicchio wines, while Matelica is a cooler region, producing citrusy and floral whites. Offida is a unique area that produces red, white, and sparkling wines, showcasing the region’s versatility. Finally, Rosso Piceno produces robust red wines, made mostly from Montepulciano grape, which is known for high tannins and flavors of black cherry, plum, and leather.


Umbria, located in central Italy, is a landlocked region known for its picturesque landscapes and medieval hilltop villages. It is a lesser-known wine region but has been producing wine for over 3,000 years.

The region is primarily recognized for its white wines made with the famous Grechetto grape. The soil in Umbria is fertile, and the climate is cooler than most other regions of Italy, making it suitable for cultivating a wide variety of grape varietals.

Other popular grape varieties include Sagrantino, Sangiovese, and Trebbiano Spoletino, which are used to produce full-bodied red and white wines.

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Montefalco, a small hilltop town located in Umbria, is renowned for its full-bodied and intense Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG. It is the only wine in Italy that is made from 100% Sagrantino grape.

Wineries in Umbria almost always have a story behind the wine, with many of them being family-owned.

Visitors to the region can visit these family-owned wineries and experience the history and tradition behind the wine production.

Umbria’s wine region is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, offering a unique wine experience to visitors.


Lazio is a wine region in central Italy, located near the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The region is known for its unique and flavorful white wines, which are made predominantly from the Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes.

The volcanic soil of the area provides a natural minerality to the wines, with notes of citrus and tropical fruit. The most famous wine of the region is Frascati, a crisp and refreshing white wine that pairs well with seafood and pasta dishes.

In recent years, Lazio has also gained recognition for its red wines, such as the Cesanese grape, which produces full-bodied and complex wines with notes of spices and dark berries. 

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Villa Simone - Wine Tourism - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Villa Simone

The company has a family tradition that began in the Marche region and then continued in the Frascati area when in 1982 Piero Costantini bought...

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One of the least known wine region of Italy, Abruzzo still produces around 20 million cases per year. The grape varieties that you will find in Abbruzzo are: Montepulciano, Sangiovese (all reds), Trebbiano (White wine)

The Abruzzo wine region is located in central Italy along the Adriatic Sea and is known for its Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine, which offers complex and rich aromas. The region has a rugged terrain, with 65% of it being mountainous, and is covered with national parks and nature reserves. The region has been producing wine since the 6th century BC, with a heritage from the Etruscans. Today, it has around 250 wineries, 35 coops, 34,000 hectares of vineyards, and produces approximately 1.2 million bottles of wine per year. The region has evolved to a place where there is a new guard of wineries that want to showcase the impressive advances they have made in viticulture and winemaking. Many Abruzzo wineries are now producing wines that are more complex and reflect the unique attributes of the region.

The appellations you can find in the region are: Abruzzo DOC, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC (red), Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC (white), and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC (rosé).


Molise is a small but notable wine region located in southern Italy, bordered by Abruzzo and Puglia. The region was officially recognized as a Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) in 1984, and its wine production has been on the rise ever since.

Molise is known for producing full-bodied red wines from Montepulciano grapes, as well as crisp and refreshing white wines from Trebbiano and Falanghina grapes.

The region’s hilly terrain and Mediterranean climate provide ideal growing conditions for these grape varieties. Molise may not be as well-known as other Italian wine regions, but its unique wines are definitely worth discovering for those who appreciate the diversity and complexity of Italian wines.

South Wine Regions

The South regions of Italy are an absolute treasure trove teeming with historical legacy and vibrant culture. You will have a kaleidoscopic experience of beauty, serenity, and adventure while exploring some of the most spectacular destinations in the region.

Among them, Campania stands out with its rare blend of picturesque coastline and spectacular architecture, with Naples as its crowning jewel.

You’ll be swept off your feet by Basilicata’s rugged landscape, dotted with charming hilltop towns and ancient ruins that will enchant you to the core.

Apulia glows with enchanting sunshine and a southern coastal region nestled on the Adriatic Sea, famed for its whitewashed towns and mouth-watering seafood.

Calabria, situated on the southernmost tip of Italy, boasts an alluring coastline with crystalline waters and pristine beaches.

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, demands attention with its spellbinding history, rich culture, and breath-taking landscapes.

Sardinia is known for its crystal-clear waters, breathtaking beaches, and stunning landscapes. With a rich history and distinctive culture, Sardinia offers a unique and authentic experience for travelers. 

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Campania is a famous wine region in southern Italy, known for producing high-quality red, white, and sparkling wines. The region has a long and rich history of winemaking dating back to ancient Roman times. Campania’s diverse climate, varied soil types, and unique grape varieties contribute to the region’s complex and distinctive wines, which are highly sought after by wine lovers around the world.

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Villa Raiano - Irpinia - Italy - vineyard tour - The Good Gourmet

Villa Raiano

Bountiful land Irpinia, land of water and wine, daughter of the Wolf, proud of its traditions and history. Proud as we are that in this...

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Il Canceliere - Irpinia - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Il Cancelliere

Situated in the heart of Montemarano since 2005, Il Cancelliere works with Aglianico to produce only the finest renditions of the grape. Believing in the...

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The most famous grape varieties grown in Campania include Aglianico, Fiano, Greco, and Falanghina. Each of these grapes is used to produce wines with their unique flavors and aromas.

Aglianico is a red grape variety known for its bold and full-bodied wines with flavors of black fruit, leather, and spices. Fiano and Greco are white grape varieties used to produce crisp and refreshing wines with citrus and floral notes, while Falanghina produces wines with peach and apricot flavors.


Basilicata wine region is located in Southern Italy with a hilly and mountainous terrain. The wine sector is based on few vine varieties, among them Aglianico and Malvasia, and it’s characterized by smallholders farmers who work hard to maintain and transmit the tradition and the quality of their wine.

The Aglianico vineyard, in particular, represents the most important resource and it has been implemented thanks to the investment in technologies and know-how. Dense and tannic wines result from the Aglianico grape, vinified both as a red and rosé, with different expressions.

The Malvasia grape is used to produce a sweet white wine called Moscato di Trani, with a bouquet of floral and fruity notes, characterized by a perfect balance of acidity and sugar. 


Apulia is a rich wine region located in southern Italy. The region boasts diverse microclimates and terrains, which make it ideal for cultivating a wide range of grape varieties.

Some of the common grape varieties grown in Apulia include Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Bombino Bianco.

The wines produced in Apulia are mostly full-bodied and fruity, with high alcohol content. They are perfect for pairing with the local cuisine that features hearty dishes such as pasta, seafood, and roasted meats.

Some of the popular wine styles produced in Apulia include the red wines of Salice Salentino and Primitivo di Manduria, and the white wines of Locorotondo and Martina Franca.

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Apollonio vini - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Apollonio 1870

In the warm and generous Salento region, Apollonio’s sun-kissed vineyards give their sweet, must-scented fruits according to the rhythm of nature, marked by lunar cycles....

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Castel di Salve - Vineyard Tour - Salento - Italy - The Good Gourmet

Castel di Salve

Castel di Salve was established in 1885 by Antonio Winspeare. After more than a century, it has been renovated by his grand-nephew, Francesco, who continues...

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Varvaglione - Taranto - Italy - Wine Tasting - The Good Gourmet

Varvaglione 1921

VARVAGLIONE 1921 – A family story Histories and stories are made up of time and land and generations and love. Ours starts in Leporano, just outside...

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Apulia wine region has a rich history of wine production dating back to the ancient Roman era. Today, the region produces some of Italy’s finest wines and is regarded as one of the most significant wine regions in Europe.

The vineyards in Apulia are located in scenic coastal areas with stunning views of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. These vineyards, along with the traditional winemaking techniques and modern winemaking technology, have put Apulia at the forefront of the global wine industry. 


Calabria is a region in southern Italy that’s known for its distinct wine production. Historically, the area has been famous for a type of sweet wine called “Moscato di Gerace”, which is made with the Moscato Bianco grape.

However, the region has seen a resurgence in recent years with the production of red wines made from the Gaglioppo grape, which is unique to Calabria. The Gaglioppo grape produces full-bodied, well-structured wines, with strong tannins and high acidity. Calabria is also home to several indigenous grapes, including the Greco Bianco and Greco Nero, which are used to make refreshing white wines.

The region’s hot climate and rugged terrain make it a challenging environment for grape growers, but it’s precisely these conditions that give Calabrian wines their distinctive character.

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Tenuta Celimarro - Calabria - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Tenuta Celimarro

The company is located in Castrovillari (CS) in Calabria, Southern Italy. Starting from the very first plants in 2006, today it owns 20 hectares of...

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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located off the coast of southern Italy. The region has emerged as an important wine destination, thanks to perfect weather conditions and ideal terrain for growing grapes. The strong influence of Greek culture is still visible in the wine production techniques, which have been handed down over centuries. The warm, dry climate fosters the growth of grapes like Nero d’Avola, Frappato, and Grillo, which are used to produce some of the most popular Sicilian wines. The red wines here are deep in hue and have a rich, full-bodied flavour, while the white wines are crisp and refreshing.

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Santa Maria La Nave - Sicilia - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Santa Maria La Nave

Santa Maria La Nave is the result of Sonia Spadaro Mulone and her team authentic and unlimited passion for Etna, its traditions and its ancient...

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Riofavara - Sicilia - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Riofavara Winery

Our winery dates back to 1920, 16 hectares of vineyards distributed in different plots. We have chosen to produce wines from natural and organic agriculture...

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Tascante - Etna - Wine tourism - The Good Gourmet

Tascante Estate

Tascante is one of the five estates of Tasca d’Almerita family in Sicily. We cultivate beauty on the slopes of Etna. Some places have a...

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Sallier de la Tour - Etna - Wine Tourism - The Good gourmet

Sallier de La Tour Estate

Sallier de La Tour is one of the five estates of Tasca d’Almerita family in Sicily. We are located within the designated DOC Monreale territory,...

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The top wine regions in Sicily include Etna, Marsala, and Menfi. Etna is famous for volcanic soil, which adds a unique taste to the wines produced here. Marsala is renowned for the sweet fortified wines, while Menfi is ideal for growing organic grapes. Today, Sicily is considered one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions due to its diversity, authenticity, and passion for winemaking. In Sicily, wine is not merely a beverage, but a way of life, and the locals take great pride in sharing their love for wine with visitors.


Sardinia is an Italian island with a wine history dating back more than 3,000 years. Its wine region is divided into two main areas: the south, which focuses on red wines made from the Cannonau grape, and the north, which produces white wines from the Vermentino grape.

The island’s warm climate, fertile soils, and proximity to the sea contribute to the unique terroir and diversity of Sardinian wines. The Cannonau grape, known as Grenache in France, produces complex and full-bodied wines with flavors of dark fruit, tobacco, and spice. Vermentino, on the other hand, produces crisp and refreshing whites with notes of citrus and minerality.

Sardinian wines are gaining recognition on the international market for their distinct character and high quality.

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Gibadda - wine tasting - Sardinia - The Good Gourmet

Cantina Gibadda

Gibadda is a dynamic wine producer based in Arbus (province of Sud Sardegna) founded in 2014. The identity of Gibadda (whose name is taken from...

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In conclusion, Italy’s wine-making tradition is deeply rooted in its history and geography, and each region has its own unique character and taste.

From the famous Piedmontese red wines to the crisp white wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, there is a wine for everyone to enjoy.

Italy produces some of the finest wines in the world, and its vast array of grape varietals is a testament to the country’s diversity and cultural richness.

If you are a wine lover looking to experience a range of flavors and aromas, exploring Italy’s wine regions is a must. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned wine aficionado, Italy’s wine regions offer a truly fascinating and delightful experience.

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