Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Here you can read our guide on the top best wine regions in Italy, including what you can expect when visiting Italy for wine. Italy is essentially one big wine making region and the Italians still manage to produce perfect olive oil, pasta and cheese at the same time. Although there is a lot of wine being produced here, there are a great many distinctions between then.
Main Italian wine regions
Main wine regions in Italy include; Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Sardinia, Latium, Marche, Montefalco, Lombardy, Sicily and Umbria.
This is probably one of Italy’s best wine region as it produces two of the world’s best reds, the Barolo and the Barbaresco. These are both made from the Nebbiolo grape which is the most popular grape in the region, the sprawling vineyards growing as far as the eye can see.
You might also recognize Barbera and Dolcetto which are also grown here – both red. Piedmont, although famed mainly for its red wine production, also makes a great white. Two of the region’s most famous whites are Gavi and Arneis. Many of the vineyards in the region are open to tourists.
Not to be confused with Venice, Verona is the capital of the Veneto region and is where VinItaly is based. VinItaly is a magnificent annual wine festival which attracts numerous growers and producers from all around the world who come to taste Veneto’s sumptuous bottles.
Prosecco fans will love that Veneto is its home territory – a fantastic sparkling wine. The region is also known for producing Soave, Valpolicella and Bolla.
Tuscan wine is some of the most famous in the world. Almost all the wines produced here are red and the most famous is the Chianti, a thick wine that is deep with fruity flavor. The region’s most used grape is the Sangiovese, which is used in Chianti but also in Tusancy’s other famous wines, the Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Super-Tuscan.
Orvieto is Umbria’s most famous white wine and it is made in the town of the same name. The wine tastes almost as pretty as the town looks! The town also produces another famous white wine made from the Grechetto grape.
The whites here are clean and crisp and the reds are just as notable. Some famous one include the Sagrantino di Montefalco, which is world renowned for its flavor.