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There is hardly an inch of Italy unsuitable for vineyards, so it is not surprising that this country produces a wide variety of wines. From Barolo to Chianti to Brunello, Italy’s domestic wines are some of the best known in the world.

Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino
The organization covers more than 200 producers of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s most famous wines.

Alto Adige Wines USA
Also known as Südtirol, Alto Adige produces elegant and captivating wines from 13,000 acres of vineyards nestled beneath the Italian Alps. Steep, sun-drenched slopes, mineral-rich soils and a long growing season provide ideal conditions for crafting wines of impeccable quality and value. Look to Italy's northernmost wine region, Alto Adige, for indegenous and international varietals such as Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Nero, Lagrein, Schiava and more.

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(Updated: 05/24/13 BH)

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