List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Italian Wine

Learn about Italian red and white wine, regions and more ...

undefined, null

Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture virtually inextricable from wine. Wine grapes grow in every region throughout Italy—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean.

Italian Wine Regions

Naturally, most Italian wine regions enjoy a Mediterranean climate and a notable coastline, if not coastline on all borders, as is the case with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The Alps in the northern regions of Valle d'Aosta, Lombardy and Alto Adige create favorable conditions for cool-climate grape varieties. The Apennine Mountains, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabria in the south, affect climate, grape variety and harvest periods throughout. Considering the variable terrain and conditions, it is still safe to say that most high quality viticulture in Italy takes place on picturesque hillsides.

Italian Grape Varieties

Italy boasts more indigenous grape varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most Italian wine production relies upon these native grapes. In some regions, international varieties have worked their way in, but are declining in popularity, especially as younger growers take interest in reviving local varieties. Most important are Sangiovese, reaching its greatest potential in Tuscany, as well as Nebbiolo, the prized grape of Piedmont, producing single varietal, age-worthy Piedmontese wines. Other important varieties include Corvina, Montepulciano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola and of course the white wines, Trebbiano, Verdicchio and Garganega. The list goes on.

Filter by
11 Items
11 Items
  • Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti 2018 Front Label
    Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti 2018
    Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
      4.7 33 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $17.99
      Try the
      17 99
      17 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Tiamo Pinot Grigio 2018  Front Label
      Tiamo Pinot Grigio 2018
      Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $13.99
        Try the
        13 99
        13 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
        Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2018
        Other Red Blends from Sicily, Italy
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $26.99
          Try the
          26 99
          26 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2018  Front Label
          Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2018
          Other White Blends from Sicily, Italy
            3.7 6 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $25.99
            Try the
            25 99
            25 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio 2018 Front Label
            Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio 2018
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Puglia, Italy
              4.0 11 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $13.99
              Try the
              13 99
              13 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Vietti Roero Arneis 2018 Front Label
              Vietti Roero Arneis 2018
              Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
              • RP90
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $23.99
              Try the
              23 99
              23 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018 Front Label
              Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2018
              Rosé from Sicily, Italy
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $26.99
                Try the
                26 99
                26 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Pizzolato Prosecco Fields Brut 2018  Front Label
                Pizzolato Prosecco Fields Brut 2018
                Vintage Sparkling Wine from Prosecco, Italy
                • WE90
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $14.99
                Try the
                14 99
                14 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio 2018 Front Label
                Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio 2018
                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy
                  3.6 7 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $13.99
                  Try the
                  13 99
                  13 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Tiamo Chianti 2018  Front Label
                  Tiamo Chianti 2018
                  Sangiovese from Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $11.99
                    Try the
                    11 99
                    11 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Ceretto Rossana Dolcetto d'Alba 2018  Front Label
                    Ceretto Rossana Dolcetto d'Alba 2018
                    Dolcetto from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $22.99
                      Try the
                      22 99
                      22 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                    Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                    It's easy to update and using the latest version
                    of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

                    Yes, Update Now
                    Cheers to You!

                    New customers: Save $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

                    $20 off your first order of $50+. Code NOVNEW20

                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/30/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $50 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

                    Search for ""

                    Processing Your Order...