The region of Campania lies a little more than half way down Italy’s western coast, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, and includes one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Europe.

Inland the region is mostly mountainous, with the Apennines – the mountain range that bisects the country from north to south - playing a major role in grape growing.

The summers are very hot, but prime vineyards lie in the Mediterranean sun at high altitudes with great exposures, and are swept by cooling updrafts from the sea and even cooler downdrafts from the mountains.

The region is rich in volcanic history – you will find the famed Mount Vesuvius here in Campania – and the soils are rich in iron, sulfur, copper, chalk and hundreds of other minerals.