Countries / Italy / Calabria


Italy’s sunny deep south

Calabria is a large peninsula in Italy’s deep continental south stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west to the Ionian Sea in the east. Cultivated first by the ancient Greeks, Calabria’s terroirs are diverse, from the seaside slopes of Ciro in the far east—where the indigenous Gaglioppo finds its most complex voice—to the mountainous interior, where the southern stretches of the Apennines constitute the region’s northern border and shield it from punishingly hot winds. Calabria’s exceptionally dry, staunchly Mediterranean climate yields ripe, robust wines of fruit-driven intensity which marry beautifully with the very particular and spice-driven local cuisine.


vineyard field