Abruzzo is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Located in central Italy, the region offers a rugged, mountainous terrain that is bordered by the Adriatic sea to the east. This climate combined with the fertile hillsides and limestone-rich soils makes it ideal for producing wine.
Much of Abruzzo’s inland is covered by national parks and nature reserves, including the Apennine mountains. Covering more than 65% of the entire region, these mountains help temper storms and rain, thus protecting hillside vineyards from gusty winds and floods. Towards the east, the warm heat from the Mediterranean sun encourages grape development, while the bordering Adriatic sea breeze keeps the vineyards nice and cool.