Known for its rich wine heritage, Italy began its humble viticultural beginnings 2 thousand years ago. After an introduction from the Greeks and the Etruscans, Italy’s passion for wine continues to today, where it is known as one of the world’s largest wine producers. Diverse grape varietals - and 20 distinct wine regions - Italian wines are internationally famous and with devoted fans worldwide, there’s no surprise why.
One of Italy’s famous wine regions, Piedmont (Piemonte) is famous for its Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbaresco wine. Located in the northwestern corner of Italy, the Piedmont region benefits from the Alps in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south contributing to the perfect climate for creating these distinct regional grapes. Piedmont’s family-owned vineyard and wineries focus on quality versus quantity.
Possibly Italy’s most famous wine region, Tuscany is world-famous for its iconic meals and wines, friendly locals, and romantic landscapes. It’s Tuscany’s rolling hills - and diurnal temperatures - that we have to thank for its beloved reds and whites.
With a long history in winemaking and the recent boom of Super Tuscan wines, we can be sure that Tuscany’s well balanced grapes and wine will be around for centuries more to come.