Basilicata in the south of Italy is one of the traditional wine-growing regions, but is less well known outside the country. Embark on a voyage of discovery.
Basilicata: Wine has been grown here for 2500 years.
Wine was already being grown in Basilicata before the Romans conquered all of Italy and then the Mediterranean. It was Phoenicians and Greeks who brought viticulture to southern Italy. The red variety Aglianico was probably already cultivated here in the 6th century BC.