Vineyards For Sale In Italy

Vineyards-and-wineries-for-sale-in-italyItaly is not only the largest producer of wines, but above all a producer of great wines.

Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in Italy before the Romans planted their own vineyards in the 2nd century AD. The Romans greatly increased Italy's area under vine using efficient viticultural and winemaking methods, and pioneered large-scale production and storage techniques such as barrel-making and bottling.

Important wine-relevant geographic characteristics of Italy include:

  • The extensive latitudinal range of the country permits wine growing from the Alps in the north to almost-within-sight of Africa in the south.
  • The fact that Italy is a peninsula with a long shoreline contributes moderating climate effects to coastal wine regions.
  • Italy's mountainous and hilly terrain provides a variety of altitudes and climate and soil conditions for grape growing.
  • Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorized" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation, as well. 

Vineyards and Wineries in Italy

A vineyard is a plantation—of any size—that grows grapes meant to produce wine. A winery is a licensed property that makes wine. So, a vineyard can have a winery that produces wine from the grapes it grows, but it can also sell its grapes to outside wineries and purely act as a grape-grower

chianti-classico-vineyards-for-sale-italyItalian Appellation System

Indicazione geografica tipica (IGT) was created in 1992 to recognize the unusually high quality of the class of wines known as Super Tuscans, used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. IGT wines are labelled with the locality of their creation, but do not meet the requirements of the stricter DOC or DOCG designations, which are generally intended to protect traditional wine formulations such as Chianti or Barolo.

Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) controlled designation of origin

Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG) controlled and guaranteed designation of origin.

“Classico” is reserved for wines produced in the region where a particular type of wine has been produced "traditionally". For Chianti Classico, this traditional region is defined by a 1932 decree. Riserva (“reserve”) may be used only for wines that have been aged at least two years longer than normal for a particular type of wine.

Soil types of Vineyards in Italy

Volcanic Soil.

As the name suggests, this soil is born of volcanic territory which is extremely rich in Italy from the South to the North. This dark colored soil gives wine hints of acidity, freshness and mineral characteristics thanks to the presence of phosphorous, magnesium and potassium. This is ideal soil to produce wines such as the Soave from Veneto, Moscato di Pantelleria from Sicily or the Falanghina Flegrea from Campania.

Limestone-Clay Soil

One of the great prides of Italian viticulture is the limestone-clay soil which is particularly suited to producing wine of the highest quality thanks to the presence of potassium and phosphorus, as well as calcium, all of which are extremely rich in characteristics. The types of wines which are best produced from this soil are Vermentino di Gallura, Sardinia or Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene.

Sandy-Clay Soil

This soil is a great example of the unique peculiarities of Italian land. This sandy clay soil is ideal for robust, structured wines, rich in color thanks to the iron present in this soil. This soil produces quite important wines such as the Great Tuscan Appellations, the Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico and the Brunello di Montalcino. In addition to the famous Sangiovese grape, these wines gain their robust characteristics from the sandy-clay soil on which their vines are grown.

Sandy Soil

This soil is one of the most difficult for grape-growing to produce wines. It lacks in vital minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium, all of which give wine body and structure. These minerals slowly wear away over time on sandy soil. This does not mean that wines produced on sandy soil are of poor quality, in fact it is quite the opposite. Sandy soils produce wines of great freshness and aroma which are pleasing to the olfactory glands. The Carignano in Sardinia grow very easily on sandy soils and are very popular wines. Sandy soil wines must be consumed within 2 years of bottling, as they are not made for aging.

Vineyards for Sale In Northern Italy

Chianti-wineries-and-Vineyards-for-sale-in-italyVineyards for sale in Tuscany

Tuscany is known mainly for Chianti. A Chianti wine is any wine produced in the Chianti region of central Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco. Located in the central region of Tuscany, the Chianti zone is Tuscany's largest classified wine region and produces over eight million cases a year. In addition to producing the well known red Chianti wine, the Chianti zone also produces white, other Rosso reds and Vin Santo.

The region is split into two DOCG- Chianti and Chianti Classico. The Chianti Classico zone covers the area between Florence and Siena, which is the original Chianti region, and where some of the best expressions of Chianti wine are produced.

While Tuscany's wine of greatest stature is Brunello di Montalcino. Please see our Guide to the Wines of Montalcino

Montecucco Wine comes from an area situated on the slopes of Mount Amiata, lying between the Maremma region and Amiata.

Vineyards and Wineries for sale in the Maremma

This area is situated in the south of the Province of Grosseto. The DOC wine Morellino di Scansano is a red wine of a very intensive color that ideally goes with the typical cuisine of the Maremma (game and mushroom dishes). Whereas the DOC-white wine Bianco di Pitigliano is the ideal wine to accompany the typical fish cuisine of the coast.

San Gimignano Vineyards for sale

The wines of this area are the white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the red wine Chianti Colli Senesi, the red wine Colli dell'Etruria Centrale and the white wine San Gimignano.

The area of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is situated between the Val d'Orcia (Orcia Valley) and the Val di Chiana (Chiana Valley). The wine matures for two years in casks before the wine can be called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Rosso di Montepulciano, classified as DOC-wine is not aged for two years in wood barrels and is intended for the immediate consumption.

Vineyards in Veneto for sale

Th e Veneto region is famous for Prosecco but also abounds with great red and white wines: Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella which come from Verona, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Biano and Pinot Grigio. There are many good rose’ wines as well. The strong after dinner digestive known as Grappa is produced here around Bassano di Grappa.

Vineyards for sale in Lombardy

Lombardy is known particularly for its sparkling wines made in the Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese areas. Lombardy also produces still red, white and rosé wines made from a variety of local and international grapes including Nebbiolo wines in the Valtellina region, Trebbiano di Lugana white wines produced with the Chiaretto style rosé along the shores of Lake Garda.

Vineyards for sale in Piemonte

Piemonte is home to some of the world's most respected award winning wines such as Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Asti Spumante among many others.

The most widely grown grape is of the Nebbiolo variety which is used to produce the famous Barolo wine. All these wines have been perfected over a period of three thousand years, centuries longer than the oldest French wines. Considering Italy's small size, at three-quarters the area of California, its production of 8 billion bottles per year is even more astounding. Though only seventh in production, Piemonte stands first in quality.

Vineyards and Wineries in Liguria for sale

Liguria specializes and excels in delicate white wines: Vermentino , Sciacchetrà and Pigato are some fine examples that complement the delicate and zesty local cuisine which features a variety of seafood, mushrooms, aromatic herbs, walnuts, pastas and baked dishes.

Vineyards for Sale In Central Italy

vineyard-for-sale-umbria-italyVineyards and Wineries for sale in Umbria

Best known outside Italy for fresh, dry white wines . Orvieto, once predominantly a medium-sweet wine, has been revived in a dry style, though the original abboccato is still available. However, the pre-eminence of Orvieto in the domestic market has been successfully challenged by Grechetto, a cheap and almost unfailingly reliable wine made by countless producers across the region. Umbria's quest for quality is also reflected in the tiny Montefalco DOC region, which produces excellent red wine.

Abruzzo Wineries and Vineyards for sale

The typical Abruzzese meal is accompanied by a selection of the best regional DOC wines: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Sangiovese and Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. There are many organic wine producers, especially in the Chieti and Teramo provinces.

Vineyards for sale in Campania

The wines from Campania, from Taurasi to Aglianico passing through Greco di Tufo, Asprino d'Aversa, Lacrima Christi, Fiano and Solopaca, wonderfully accompany a dinner with Neapolitan cuisine, 

Lazio Vineyards for sale 

Lazio has crisp white wines are Aprilia, Aleatico di Gradoli, the wines of the Castelli Romani and of the Albani Hills, and from Montefiascone.

Vineyards for Sale In Southern Italy

Vineyards-for-sale-in-Puglia-italyWineries and Vineyards for sale in Puglia

Puglia has overtaken Veneto as the largest wine producing region in Italy, with a total production of over 9 million hectoliters It has been producing grapes with a high alcohol content for ages, which were used by other regions in Italy for mixing with their own wines.

Pugliese winemakers are using more innovative winemaking techniques. Today it produces wines with many different indigenous grape varieties. The most well-known wine internationally is Primitivo di Manduria, but there are many other varieties such as the Negroamaro, Bombino Bianco, Pampanuto, Verdeca, Bianco d'Alessano and Susumaniello.

Sicilian Vineyards for sale 

Sicily is noted for exquisite, strong and full-bodied wines such as Nero D'avola, Frappato and Cerasuolo.

Vineyards and Wineries in Calabria for sale

Over 90% of the region's wine production is red wine, with a large portion made from the Gaglioppo grape. Calabria has 12 Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) regions, but only 4% of the yearly production is classified as DOC wine.

Price Guide of Vineyards for Sale in Italy


Wine Region Price per Hectare (Euros)
Amarone della Valpolicella Veneto 450,000 to 550,000
Prosecco of Conegliano Veneto 400,000 to 450,000
Prosecco of Valdobbiadene Treviso 400,000 to 450,000
Prosecco DOC Veneto and
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Prosecco of Cartizze Treviso around 1 million
Franciacorta Lombardy 250,000
Barolo Piemonte 1.2 million or higher for the the most important vineyards, well beyond 1.8 million
Barbaresco Piemonte


Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany 750,000 with peaks of almost 1 million for the best vineyards of the Montalcino hill.
Bolgheri Tuscany 400,000 with peaks of 500,000 for one of the best performing wines in Italy.
Chianti Classico Tuscany 170,000 to 200,000 
Chianti Tuscany 70,000 to 90,000 
Nobile di Montepulciano Tuscany 120,000 to 150,000
Etna Sicily 80,000 to 100,000
Lugana Lombardy 250,000
Sagrantino di Montefalco Umbria 80,000


Note: 1 Hectare = 2.47 Acres

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