History of Italian wine dates back of about 4,000 years.
Nowadays, you can enjoy Italian wines in both traditional and modern styles that reflect the diversity of Italy's many winemaking regions. More than 1,000 grape varieties are available along the Italian territory.
Italy's climate is generally mild, moderated by the seas to the east and west and wine regions cover the entire map of Italy from the Alps to Puglia and Sicily. Italy's indigenous grapes, the source for red, white, rose and sparkling wines, dominate wine production.There are thousands of different Italian wine grapes, but basically a dozen is relevant.