3 Wines from Campania’s Feudi Di San Gregorio paired with pizza and wild boar ragu #ItalianFWT

Campania — pronounced like lasagna — is the Roman name for the coastal areas of Italy located on the “shin” of the boot.

“Campania” means happy, blessed fertile valley, and indeed it is: the soils are rich and fertile because of volcanic activity in the region from Mount Vesuvius including the AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii under 13-20′ of ash, pumice, and rubble.

In addition to Pompeii, Campania is home to 10 of the 55 UNESCO sites in Italy and Mount Vesuvius is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Ancient Greeks between the 8th and 7th centuries BC. arrived, and they observed the local viticulture being practiced, and they called them “the people who have vines on poles.” Continue reading