Wine, vino, is produced in every region of Italy and is commonly served at lunch and dinner. By ordering the house wine, vino della casa, when you eat out you’ll get a taste of local wine for less than you’d spend on a bottle.
Some wineries are open for wine tasting but many offer tasting only by appointment. Many wine towns have an enoteca or cantina comunale where you can taste and buy local wines.
Top Italy Wine Regions to Visit:
Tuscany has several good wine areas including Chianti, Montepulicano, and Montalcino.
Piedmont produces some of Italy’s top red wines including Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, and Dolcetto and the white Roero Arneis.
The Veneto region is known for its sparkling wine, Prosecco. Also from Veneto are Soave, Amarone, and Valpolicella.
Southern Italy’s Pugliaregion is a top producer of red wine including Primitivo, Negroamaro, and Salice Salentino.
Northern Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige produces German-style white wines such as Gewurztraminer and Riesling.