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Blog: Liguria | Wine region

Liguria presents itself to the tourist as a dream landscape both on the Riviera di Ponente, which stretches from the French border to Genoa, and on the Riviera di Levante, which reaches as far as the marble mountains of Carrara. Hardly any visitor, however, knows about viticulture in this region.

Wine as an economic factor is practically not mentioned in Liguria. The mostly only on steep terraces possible planting of rows of vines and the stony soils make the work of winemakers so exhausting that many are looking for more rewarding alternatives. Connoisseurs fear that in a few years there will be no more viticulture in the Cinque Terre.

All the more amazing is what the few quality wineries offer. Most of them have taken up the cause of preserving the almost forgotten local varieties and, above all, have successfully revived the ancient tradition of sweet wines.


CategoryWine region
Vineyard Area (Hectare)1.500
Grape VarietiesSangiovese, Ormeasco, Ciliegiolo, Granaccia, Vermentino, Pigato, Trebbiano