Calabria is a wine-producing region located at the southern tip of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula, effectively forming the proverbial toe.
The cradle of Magna Graecia and the land of ancient settlements. Calabria and its wines have been subject to many influences over the centuries. Most notably the ancient Greeks cultivated the first wine-bearing vines here.
Bounded by the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas, the quaint mountainous area is bordered by Basilica to the north and separated from Sicily by the narrow Strait of Messina. With three distinct mountain ranges, less than 10% of Calabria is flat and the soil is a mix of clay, sand, and marl. The breeze of the Mediterranean Sea moderates intense heat during the day, while altitudes cool down temperatures at night.