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Campania: refreshing white wines and complex reds

Once the political core of the kingdom of two Sicilies, which covered the entire suface of Southern Italy, Campania is best-known for world-famous tourist destinations such as the gulf of Naples, the Amalfi coast, the islands of Capri and Ischia, and the Pompeii archeological site on the foothills of the Vesuvius volcano.  The birthplace of Pizza napoletana, the region’s chief town, Naples, is one of the cradles of Italian cuisine.

The region boasts an ancient viticultural tradition: Falernum from Campania was the world’s most sought-after wine in Roman times. Today, wine production in Campania is quantitatively limited but qualitatively relevant. Native white grapes dominate the regional scene, producing crisp and refreshing wines that match light and flavorful Mediterranean cuisine.

Campania in a Nutshell
  • Area: 13.671 km2 (11th out of 20)
  • Mountain: 34,6%
  • Hill: 50,8%
  • Plain: 14,7%
  • Highest peak: Monte Cervari  (1,898 mt)
  • Population: 5.609.536 (9,5%)
  • Provinces: Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, Napoli, Salerno
Positano, Campania, Italia
Positano, Campania, Italia

Interesting facts about Campania
  • The region has focused on bulk wine for most of the 20th century, so its qualitative renaissance is relatively recent. Up until thirty years ago, less than ten producers in the entire region bottled their own wine. The number of commercial wineries in the regions surged between the 1990s and 2000. Today it is north of 300, with the Irpinia subregion alone housing over 130 producers.
  • The rise of the wines of Campania is strictly linked with one of the most rapidly growing restaurant scenes in Italy. In fact, the region houses the second largest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants after Lombardy, and the largest number of award-winning pizzerie and trattorie in the entire country.


Wine areas

Campania's vineyards span Avellino, Benevento, and Caserta, featuring 15 DOCs, 5 DOCGs, and 10 IGTs, including renowned wines like Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso, Baiardo Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, and Greco di Tufo.


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