My Personal Journey in Campania’s Resurrection

Apr 11, 2019 119

BY: Nick Antonaccio

For the last two columns I have been focusing on a subject dear to my heart, dear to my heritage and dear to my wallet: the wines of Campania. This wine region in Southern Italy, southeast of Naples, has been cultivated for millennia for its indigenous grapes.

These wines, planted by ancient Greeks and Romans, flourished for centuries, but were nearly lost over the past two millennia due to difficult economic times and a lack of interest outside the region. In the mid-20th century a resurgence began to percolate in the undulating hills of the nearby Apennine Mountains. New vineyards were planted, creating local jobs and a budding export trade.

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