Campania is located in the southern part of the Italian peninsula, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, in what might be called the shin of the peninsula’s boot. Its capital and largest city is Naples (Napoli). Tourists know Campania for the city of Naples, the ruins of Pompeii, the isle of Capri, and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. In the wine world, Campania is best known for red wines made from Aglianico such as Taurasi, and for white wines made from Falanghina, Fiano, and Greco. It has 4 DOCGs, 15 DOCs (see map on this page), and 10 IGPs. In 2022, Campania had 25,600 ha (63,230 acres) of registered vineyards, producing almost 1.5 million hl (16.4 million cases) of wine—mostly table wine with only 19% of it at the DOP level. The region’s primary grape variety is Aglianico (34%).

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