Italy has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Famous for its bewildering diversity of both grape varieties and wine styles, Italy is also significant for the sheer volume of wine it produces.
Italy’s vineyards are home to more than 2000 grape varieties, many of which are on the brink of extinction.
The safest and best-known Italian grapes are Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Pinot Grigio. These varieties cover many thousands of acres of vineyard, and can be found in various regions.