Winegrowing in the province of Viterbo dates back to the Etruscans and has preserved its uniqueness thanks to the morphological distinctiveness of its territory and climate. Tuscia has been divided into 8 areas underlining its variability and providing tips for wine tourists and lovers, namely: Lake Bolsena, Valle del Paglia, Teverina, Cimino, Lake Vico, Via Clodia, Maremma and Castro.
More than 70 wine producers found, reviewed and tested by experts, testify to the exponential growth of the qualitative production of Tuscia DOC and IGT wines, merit due to producers’ committment and technological innovation. Among the autochthonous vines there are Grechetto, Roscetto, Aleatico di Gradoli, Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Particularly worth mentioning is one of the first five Italian historical DOC (Denominazione Origine Controllata): Est!Est!Est! from Montefiascone.
International vines are introduced only after a careful study of the “terroir”. Tuscia’s best wine labels can be tasted following the wine itineraries called Strada dei Vini dell’Alta Tuscia, which include the following producers: San Giovenale, Trappolini, Le Lase, Tenuta Ronci di Nepi, Paolo e Noemia D’Amico, Sergio Mottura, Falesco, Occhipinti, Le Coste, Tenuta Sant’Isidoro. We will be happy to help you plan your gourmet tours through Tuscia vineyards where you’ll discover traditional genuine food products, typical restaurants and “trattorie”.