With its vineyards that extend to all regions of the country, from Veneto to Sicily, and its more than 400 varieties of native grape varieties, Italy is one of the oldest and most famous wine-growing countries in the world. Thanks to its quality, Italy is at the top of the ranking of favorite travel destinations for wine lovers.
Italy is positioned at the top of world wine tourism, this is revealed by a recent study carried out by Bounce in December 2021. To produce its “Wine Lover’s Index” and establish scores, the company relied on certain key aspects of 25 countries around the world: average wine consumption, average production, vineyard area, number of circuits tourism dedicated to wine, the cost of a bottle of wine.
With more than 400 varieties of native grape varieties grown throughout its territory, Italy is distinguished in particular by the quality of its wines, their great diversity, their accessibility, as well as the supremacy of production in terms of quantity.
As the world’s leading wine producer, Italy owes this title to its warm Mediterranean climate and fertile soils, which allow it to grow wine grapes and produce wines throughout its territory, including the islands. Moreover, the multiplicity of climates gives Italian wines a wide variety of styles, ranging from sparkling wines to bright reds, passing through dry and mellow whites. Moreover, the multiplicity of climates gives Italian wines a wide variety of styles, ranging from sparkling wines to bright reds, passing through dry and mellow whites.
The peninsula is home to some of the oldest wine production in the world and, with over 4,000 years of experience in viticulture, the families of Italian winemakers have, from generation to generation, perfected techniques to produce large quantities of wine from high quality.
Source: Wine Lover’s Index