Campania is located in southern Italy and while much of it is coastal, it is mainly made up of hills and mountains. And that is what makes it an ideal location for fine winemaking. The soils – especially volcanic and calcareous – lend themselves well to viticulture as do the diurnal temperature changes. The history of winemaking in the region goes back to ancient times. The very late-ripening Aglianico – the main red grape grown in the region – was likely brought over by the Greeks in ancient times. While Fiano and Falanghina (known as Falernum in times past) are the whites of choice. Local varieties prevail here because they thrive in the mineral and/or lava-rich soils of the area. There are 24,190 hectares under vine, four DOCGS and fifteen DOCs.