Abruzzo Wine

Abruzzo, set between the Central Apennines and the Adriatic coast, is 65% mountains and 35% hills. The vineyards are almost entirely adjacent to the Apennines except for a 10% which is on the mountains. The main vine is Montepulciano but there also is a significant amount of indigenous vines such as Trebbiano abruzzese, Trebbiano toscano, Sangiovese, Regina, Cococciola, white Malvasia, Pecorino, Passerina, Montonico, white Manzoni, and Pignoletto. Some international vines, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are here cultivated as well.



  •  Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo
  •  Colli Aprutini Igt
  •  Colli del Sangro Igt
  •  Colline Frentane Igt
  •  Colline Pescaresi Igt
  •  Colline Teatine Igt
  •  Controguerra
  • del Vastese o Histonium Igt
  •  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane
  •  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  •  Ortona
  • Terre Aquilane o Terre de L’Aquila Igt
  •  Terre di Chieti Igt
  •  Terre Tollesi o Tullum
  • Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
  •  Villamagna

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About Author

Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.