What are the Best Wines of Campania - Italy?

Jan 26, 2022

Campania wine region is unique for its landscapes, diversity of vineyards, and wines. It has a mild climate and scenic beauty

The region of Campania is located in the south and is the third most populated region in Italy.

Why is it called Campania? 

As the name suggests, (campagna means countryside) it is a flat place, where people cultivate, produce and live off the land.

The term Campania refers to the entire southern region of Italy, which includes Naples, Benevento, Caserta and Salerno. The wines of this region are known for their high quality and are exported all over the world.

7 places to visit in Campania

  1. Naples
  2. Sorrento
  3. Ischia
  4. Capri
  5. Procida
  6. Benevento
  7. Amalfi Coast

Wines: Campania

Campania is particularly rich in grape varieties, especially autochthonous ones, which have recently been rediscovered and valued as they deserve and from which the most interesting wines of Campania come. 

Native white grape varieties of Campania include Asprinio, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, Coda di Volpe, Pallagrello bianco, Biancolella and Forastera. The indigenous black grape varieties include Aglianico, which is joined by Piedirosso (known as Per'e Palummo, or Piede di Colombo), Sciascinoso, Pallagrello nero and Casavecchia.

The region as a whole now boasts 15 DOC and 4 DOCG (a total of 19 DOP), as well as 10 IGP.

What are the best wines of Campania?

The list of D.O.C.G. wines of campania:

  • Taurasi
  • Greco di Tufo
  • Fiano di Avellino
  • Aglianico del Taburno

Campania’s cuisine 

Already the Greeks and Romans used the precious oil from Campania Felix in the preparation of their dishes.

It seems that Colatura di Alici di Cetara, the prized fish dressing, descends from the ancient Garon, produced by the Greeks.

The cuisine of Campania began to be enriched, also with the influence of Spanish and French traditions that followed in the dominations. One example is the famous potato gateau, one of the best-loved dishes of Neapolitan cuisine. the Hapsburgs with the marriage of Ferdinand I and Maria Carolina.

As early as the Renaissance, cookbooks spoke of the poor cuisine of Naples and the region, describing recipes such as macaroni and pasta timbales, still among the most typical dishes of traditional Campanian cuisine.

First courses

  • Calamarata
  • Gattò of potatoes
  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Second course

  • Meat pizzaiola
  • Marinated eel and eel eel
  • Octopus alla Luciana 
  • Pizza


  • Babà 
  • Mustaccioli

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