Top 100 Producers

From time to time, I will be writing posts about my selections of the Top 100 Italian wine producers. These will be included in an upcoming book (more on that in the near future).

Here is a partial list of producers:

ALTO ADIGE

  • Cantina Tramin
  • J. Hofstatter
  • Alois Lageder
  • Elena Walch

CAMPANIA

  • Feudi di San Gregorio
  • Luigi Maffini
  • Cantine Marisa Cuomo
  • Mastroberardino
  • Terredora
  • Vadiaperti
  • Villa Diamante

PIEMONTE

  • Giacomo Bologna – Braida
  • Cavallotto
  • Ceretto
  • Pio Cesare
  • Elvio Cogno
  • Romano Dogliotti
  • Fontanafredda
  • Gaja
  • Elio Grasso
  • Marcarini
  • Bartolo Mascarello
  • Massolino
  • Oddero
  • Orsolani
  • Produttori del Barbaresco
  • Renato Ratti
  • Vietti
  • Gianni Voerzio
  • Roberto Voerzio

TOSCANA

  • Castello di Brolio
  • Poliziano
  • Tenuta San Guido
  • Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
  • Castello di Volpaia
  • Badia a Colibuono
  • Castello di Cacchiano
  • Rocca di Montegrossi
  • Guado al Tasso
  • Il Poggione
  • Col d’Orcia
  • Pian dell’Orino
  • Biondi-Santi
  • Poggio Antico
  • Poggio di Sotto
  • Querciabella
  • Felsina
  • Le Macchiole
  • Grattamacco

SICILIA

  • COS
  • Planeta
  • Benanti
  • Duca di Salaparuta

VENETO

  • Ca’Rugate
  • Allegrini
  • Stefano Accordini
  • Masi
  • Quintarelli
  • Romano dal Forno
  • Ca’ La Bionda
  • Speri
  • Pieropan
  • Anselmi
  • Bertani
  • Gini

LOMBARDIA

  • Ca’ del Bosco
  • Bellavista
  • Monte Rossa
  • Le Marchesine
  • Enrico Gatti
  • Il Mosnel
  • Sandro Fay
  • Nino Negri
  • Aldo Rainoldi

PUGLIA

  • Alberto Longo
  • Castel di Salve
  • Leone de Castris

VALLE D’AOSTA

  • Les Cretes

FRIULI

  • Livio Felluga
  • Marco Felluga
  • Schiopetto
  • Livon
  • Gravner
  • Vodopivec
  • Edi Keber

UMBRIA

  • Paolo Bea
  • Antonelli

MARCHE

  • Santa Barbara

ABRUZZO

  • Valentini

I will add more producers over the coming weeks and months, striving to give a balance among producers from the north, south and center of the country.

Keep checking back for additions to the lists as well as profiles on the blog itself as well as details on the upcoming book!

Thanks,

Tom Hyland

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie Overstreet  |  April 22, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Tom,

    I just moved from the Naples area (3 yrs) and would like to share with you a great winery in my little town of Monte di Procida that is worth checking out – Cantine del Mare (http://www.cantinedelmare.it). Maybe you ran across them in Vinitaly. It is run by two brothers Gennaro and Pasquale. Pasquale has become a great friend of ours and seems to have a desire to think outside the box and “go bigger or go home” mentality. I highly recommend you checking him out. And if you do, please tell him Julie Overstreet sent you. Also, tell him hello from me as well. :)

    Reply
    • 2. tom hyland  |  April 22, 2010 at 10:10 am

      Julie:

      Thanks for the recommendation. Always interested in learning about different producers!

      Reply
  • 3. Angelo Fiataruolo  |  November 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    You have inadvertently left out one of Italy’s top three wines and its major production area – Aglianico Del Vulture from Basilicata.

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  • 4. Elvidio Alessandri  |  March 18, 2011 at 2:45 am

    gentile sig. Tom
    possibile che in questa sua lista di migliori produttori italiani, piena tra l’altro di “industriali”, non ci sia nessun produttore di Romagna, Marche e Abruzzi? Si ha l’impressione che non abbia mai scavalcato gli Appenninni. Quando mi capita di fare degustazioni negli Stati Uniti e devo spiegare dove si trovano le Marche dico che sono dall’altra parte della Toscane e spiego che esiste una lItalia centrale adriatica sconosciuta: the dark side of Italy. Anche lei, che si definkisce esperto di vini italiani, dimostra di non conoscere tutta l’Italia.

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  • 5. tom hyland  |  March 18, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Elvidio:

    Grazie per le tuoi pensieri.

    Se lei legge l’inizio di questa pagina, lei vedrà che questo menziona questo è un elenco parziale, dunque l’elenco crescerà.

    Capisco il suo reclamo, ma i produttori di vini da Marche ed Abruzzo devono fare più per lanciare sul mercato i loro vini. Sono stato a Abruzzo e ho piaciuto alcuni vini molto piacevoli, ma nessuno che chiamerei eccezionale.

    Forse i suoi vini sono grandi – poi lei dovrebbe inviarli a me. Come di ora, ho avuto troppi vini da Abruzzo e Marche che sono maturo ed anche l’oaky, come se i produttori vogliono gareggiare con Toscana e con Piemonte, invece di fabbricazione vini onesti.

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  • 6. Robert Kennedy  |  December 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Tom, As you will have noted in one of my comments to one of your blogs. I am an expat living in Ravenna, Italy (Romagna) for over 10 years now. Have you ever been able to visit GiovinBacco (La Festa del Sangiovese) in Ravenna? If not, maybe you could make it over next year. GiovinBacco takes place around the first week of November. Would be a great way to get to know producers of Sangiovese in Romagna.

    As far as the comment above about producers doing more to publicize their wines, the same is true for Romagna. Nonetheless, there are some really good wines made from 100% Sangiovese (not only) in our area (Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore and Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva).

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    • 7. tom hyland  |  December 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Thanks for the information!

      Reply
  • 8. Ron westlund  |  December 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    In your top 100 it is hard to overestimate the quality of Roagna in the Piedmont. should be up near the top. Would you mind exploring and including please?? Many thanks.

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    • 9. tom hyland  |  December 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Ron:
      Roagna is a great producer and one who unfortunately is difficult for me to visit while in Piemonte, due to certain factors of my trips. I have had a few of their wines and enjoyed them very much. If I can taste more, I’m certain I’d write about them and perhaps rank them in the Top 100.

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      Reply
  • 10. roger  |  July 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    no giacosa or the two conternos? I would rank these with Gaja. I just drank a great bottle of Aldo Conterno 2001 at Babbo in NYC; just fantastic

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    • 11. tom hyland  |  July 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Roger:

      Thanks for the comment. My list has been changing from time to time and I haven’t updated it as much as I would like. Of course, Aldo Conterno is part of my Top 100. Take a look back at my post from December 19 and you’ll see exactly that.

      And yes, Giacomo Conterno Barolos are also outstanding!

      Reply

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