15 Best Wineries In The Province Of Naples
Looking For The Best Local Wineries On The Slopes Of Mt. Vesuvius, The Sorrento Peninsula, Or The Amalfi Coast? This Is Your Complete Guide To The Best Wineries Near Naples
If you find yourself in the region of Campania and you’d like to visit some local wineries near the City of Naples, on the Sorrento Peninsula, or the Amalfi Coast – you’re in the right place.
This handpicked list, by local Italian wine experts, of the best Province of Naples wineries, will help you discover the best wines of Campania
I live in Italy and have spent a great deal of time in this wonderful Southern Italian wine region.
Together we will visit these 5 unique wine areas within the Province of Naples: Avellino, Mt. Vesuvius, Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast, and Campi Flegrei.
The Most Complete List Of Wineries Near Naples
This is the most comprehensive list of wineries in the Province of Naples available – anywhere.
Equipped with this list, you will be able to be your own wine tour guide.
All of the wineries on this list are just a short drive from anywhere in the greater Naples area.
Whether you’re driving from Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, Caserta, or Naples these wine areas are a perfect day trip from your hotel or vacation rental.
Happy wine tasting!
Perhaps the most iconic element in the Province of Naples is Mount Vesuvius.
Famous for destroying the ancient city of Pompeii on August 24th, 79AD, this active volcano is just a short drive from downtown Napoli.
You can actually climb to the top of Vesuvius and look directly into the steaming crater of the volcano – I’ve done it and it’s a thrilling experience.
Although eruptions from Mt. Vesuvius have caused catastrophic damage in both ancient and recent history, these same eruptions delivered a valuable gift to the area.
Volcanic ash and eroded volcanic rock contribute to the highly fertile soil found in the Gulf of Naples.
Volcanic soil is rich in numerous elements such as iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, sulfur, silicon, and scores of other trace elements.
The volcanic influence in the soil contributes to the unique qualities of the wine from the Naples area.
The closer to Mt. Vesuvius, the more fertile the soil becomes. That’s why there are many crops and vineyards planted around and on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
Cantina del Vesuvio Azienda Vinicola di Russo Maurizio
Of all the wineries on this list, Cantina del Vesuvio Vinicola di Russo Maurizio may be the most tourist-friendly. Offering free shuttle service from the Pompei Porta Marina (with reservation), access by bus through “BusVia del Vesuvio”, and easily accessible by private car this wonderful family-owned winery has been a tourist favorite since 1930.
The wine shop is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM, tastings are available from 11 AM to 4 PM. There’s also a cooking class every day at 1 PM with a reservation.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Naples and Sorrento in the Vesuvius National Park, Cantina del Vesuvio is one of the most convenient locations on our list.
Giovanni Russo founded his small family winery on the volcanic slopes of Mount Vesuvius nearly 100 years ago. Today Giovanni’s grandson Maurizio, who has been working at the winery his whole life, has opened the winery to the public and has become a certified organic grower.
Be sure to add this location to your list of Naples area winery visits.
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Sorrentino Vini Del Vesuvio
The history of this family winery dates back to the 1800s.
During WW2, Grandmother Benigna discovered a passion for tending the vines that her family had been growing for generations.
Today the winery is owned and operated by grandson Paolo Sorrentino and his wife Angela who continue to cultivate a love for the Vesuvian vines and produce wine that is unmatched in its quality.
In the 90s, Paolo and Angela, along with their children, opened the winery to tourists and today they are one of the most popular wineries in the Naples area.
Be sure to add this wonderful location to your list of wineries to visit in the shadow of the volcano.
Le Lune del Vesuvio
For 3 generations the Forno Family has been growing traditional varieties of wine grapes in the black volcanic soil of Vesuvius.
Led by father Francesco and sons Andrea and Salvatore, this charming winery produces some of the region’s most famous wines.
The ancient Romans and subsequent Catholic generations had many legends about wine.
One of the most famous is the tale of Lucifer who was banished from heaven and who tore a huge piece of land from the coast of Italy thus creating the Gulf of Naples.
Vesuvius is where Satan supposedly sank into hell in the molten center of the earth.
When Christ saw the destruction Satan had caused to the coast of Naples, He wept, and where His tears fell, a vine grew.
That’s where the famous local grape variety got its Latin name “Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio” (the tears of Christ from Vesuvius).
You can taste the golden Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio wine as well as many other local white wines such as Falanghina del Sannio and red wines like Luna Rossa and Chratè at Le Lune del Vesuvio.
The indigenous grapes, with their extraordinary volcanic influence and local climate of abundant sunshine, infuse the wine from this family-owned winery with unmistakable uniqueness and depth of flavor.
Besides tasting wine, you can take a private tour of the vineyards, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, pet the farm animals, and spend a night in the guest accommodations at this special agriturismo.
Be sure to include this hidden gem on your Naples wine tour.
This fabulous family-owned winery does not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers in their vineyards.
The many unique terroirs within Vesuvius National Park, all with their own microclimates and exposures, lead to the production of wines with an identity that is unmatched and unreplicable.
Vincenzo Setaro along with his wife Maria Rosaria and their children are continuing a family tradition of growing vines in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.
Whether you prefer rosè, white wine, red wine, or sparkling wine, the award-winning wines from Casa Setaro are truly exceptional and offer something for every taste preference.
Be sure to add this wonderful winery to your wine-tasting tour of the Naples area – and tell them “hello” from Nathan when you visit.
Bosco de' Medici Winery
Located just a stone’s throw from the ancient city of Pompeii, the family-owned winery and estate of Bosco de’ Medici is the perfect location to taste the local Italian wine varieties that have been grown on the slopes of Vesuvius since ancient times.
Besides award-winning wines that have been made at this estate for 120 years, there are horse stables, a restaurant, and a lovely resort with a pool with views of Mt. Vesuvio.
This is the place to go for both small groups or a couple’s romantic getaway to experience everything this volcanic wine region has to offer.
Besides the ruins of Pompeii, you can be in Sorrento, Naples, or Amalfi in less than 30 minutes from this location.
Make this all-inclusive location a top priority on your wine-tasting trip.
Azienda Vinicola Sannino
For decades the Sannino family has been making wine in the Vesuvius area.
With a production of 60,000+ bottles per year, of traditional varieties including Falanghina, Campania Frizzante, Lacryma Christi, Rosso, Lacryma Christi, Rosato, Aglianico Campania, Falanghina Campania, and Coda di Volpe Pompeiano.
Besides the vines growing in the volcanic area of Mount Vesuvius, Sannino Winery has vineyards on the Sorrento Peninsula, and in the local wine areas of Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, and Greco di Tufo DOCG.
When visiting Sannino Winery, pick up one of their very special bottles of Lacryma Christi DOC Biano (1.5 liters).
The bottle is covered in black lava rock and is packaged in a special wooden gift box – the perfect gift for the Italian wine lover in your life.
Moving slightly north of Naples is another ancient volcanic region called “Campi Flegrei” that hasn’t erupted since the 1500s.
Geologists warn that recent volcanic activity suggests an eruption could be imminent.
A major eruption of this “supervolcano” would make the eruption of Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii, look like a hiccup.
Just like the Vesuvio area, Campi Flegrei has some of the most fertile volcanic soil in Southern Italy.
There are many hundreds of hectares of vineyard land in this wine area just a short drive from the City of Naples.
Here are some of my personal favorite Campi Flegrei wineries…
Cantine Astroni Winery
The Varchetta family has a 100-year history of making wine on the outer slopes of the Astroni crater between Naples and Pozzuoli.
This beautiful winery has vines growing in what was once the private hunting grounds of the Bourbons – now a national nature reserve.
In 1892, Vincenzo Varchetta decided that the time was right to transform his passion for winemaking into a thriving business.
When his son Vincenzo returned home from World War II, he helped to expand his father’s dream into a reality.
Now, four generations later, Astroni Winery is stronger than ever.
While visiting, wine lovers can observe the winemaking process, taste wine, explore the terraced vineyards planted in native grapes, and partake in an educational experience at this family-owned and operated winery.
Besides wine, Astroni makes a wonderful extra virgin olive oil called “Oro del Cratere” (Gold from the Crater).
The beautiful scenery, fabulous tasting room, and award-winning wines at this Naples winery make it an excellent option for anyone wanting to experience something really special.
La Sibilla Winery
This winery, in the city of Bacoli, is situated on a beautiful piece of land that juts out toward the sea.
The love and passion that is poured into each bottle of wine at this family winery is evident in the numerous awards that La Sibilla Winery has earned over the years.
The local wines produced at this unique location take on the volcanic properties that have been a signature of this region since Roman times.
Just a short distance from the heart of Naples, these famous wine producers offer a truly unique experience to visitors.
Cantine Carputo Winery
This winery is located at the top of Viticella Quarto Hill in the Phlegraean DOC wine area.
Specializing in some of the most famous wines in the Naples area, especially the white wine grape Falanghina and the Piedirosso grape variety, Carputo Winery also produces grappa and sparkling wines.
One of the best locations for wine-tasting day trips from Naples, this winery beautifully represents one of Italy’s best wine regions.
Avellino Province Wineries
Moving from Naples, east toward the center of Italy is the expansive Province of Avellino.
Although the city of Avellino is just a short drive from Naples and the Amalfi Coast, the Province of Avellino stretches halfway to Bari on the Adriatic Sea.
This region is less influenced by volcanic soil than the previous two areas of Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei.
Feudi di San Gregorio
Feudi di San Gregorio winery is the “Lamborghini” of wineries on this list.
The Robert Mondavi Winery is to Napa Valley what Feudi di San Gregorio Winery is to the Naples Wine region.
It’s the biggest and most famous winery in the area with beautiful vineyards, wine cellars, tasting rooms, and a wine bar – it is also a prized location for private events.
While the wine is top-quality and this beautiful location is certainly worth visiting, if you’re more partial to smaller family-owned wineries like I am – you may want to make a very brief visit before continuing on to moving on to less commercial locations.
This list of Naples area wineries allows you to be your own tour guide, so let your heart be your guide.
Cantine Antonio Caggiano
Cantine Antonio Caggiano is one of the most beautiful wineries in the region of Campania.
Founded in 1990 by Antonio Caggiano, whose vision for the winery was curated from his extensive world travels, this location will take your breath away.
Visit in the fall months to take in some of the most striking colors in the vines.
The extensive list of award-winning wines is as enjoyable as the scenery at this wonderful Avellino area winery.
Besides wine tasting, enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner at Antonio Caggiano Winery – their menu is truly fabulous.
Be sure to take a stroll through the ancient stone wine cellars while you’re there.
Cantine di Marzo: le Cantine Storiche del Greco di Tufo
Dating back to 1647, this winery is the oldest in the Campania region.
Legend states that founder Scipione di Marzo escaped his coastal hometown of San Paolo Belsito near Nola to the Tufo Hills during a time when a plague was raging across Europe.
He brought with him some native vines that are now known to be the ancient variety “Greco di Nola”.
The vines proved to adapt well to their new inland location with soils high in sulfur and a unique blend of minerals that add a unique flavor to the wine produced in this terroir.
This family-owned winery has an annual production of about 120,000 bottles which are exported to 13 countries globally.
Be sure to add this gorgeous winery to your list of Naples area wineries and brush up on your history of wine while you enjoy new wine of more recent vintages.
Sorrento Peninsula Wineries
The Sorrento Peninsula is a large triangular, hilly, and mountainous section of land with sharp cliffs that drop off into the Mediterranean Sea.
The three corners of the triangle extend from Pompei out into the sea past Sorrento, across from the Island of Capri, and then back toward Salerno along the Amalfi Coast.
There are some flat areas and less rugged hills on the north side of the peninsula across the gulf from Napoli where vineyards are easier to tend.
De Angelis Winery - Sorrento 1930
De Angelis Winery - Sorrento 1930
Although you’re sure to find plenty of shops where you can buy limoncello in the city of Sorrento, wineries are quite rare.
The vineyards of this nearly 100-year-old winery have beautiful views of Capri and Mt. Vesuvius.
Treat yourself to a wonderful tasting experience and buy some bottles of delicious reasonably-priced wine when you visit De. Angelis Winery.
This lovely family-owned winery has been operated by the Stinca Family since the 1960s.
When the 2nd generation took over the operation in 1996, the standard red, white, and rosè wines were upgraded to native Campania varietals.
The cellar has been improved along with the addition of modern processing and fermentation systems.
Besides the fantastic wines, the views from the terraced vineyards over the Gulf of Naples make this winery a destination you should certainly include on your list of Province of Naples wineries.
Amalfi Coast Wineries
While there are a few vines planted along the steep cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, scattered amongst the lemon groves, this area has the fewest number of wineries of all the locations on this list.
As a general rule, the Amalfi Coast is dedicated to tourism with high-end hotels and five-star restaurants.
However, tucked into the deep canyons and gorges there is one lovely winery, in particular, that’s worth mentioning.
Tenuta San Francesco Winery
Just minutes from the sparkling waters of the Amalfi Coast, Tenuta San Francesco Winery in Tramonti with its 100-year-old vines and tranquil terraced vineyards is the perfect retreat from the bustling tourist crowds of Positano and Amalfi.
In 2004, four local winemakers founded Tenuta San Francesco Winery to revive a family tradition of winemaking in the rugged hills of Tramonti.
This is a wonderful location for a couple or small group to retreat and enjoy wine tasting and delicious local cuisine.
The award-winning wines made from the white grapes of the Tramonti area, falanghina, biancolella, biancazita, biancatenera, pepella and ginestra are delightful.
When I first visited this area, I fell so in love with it that I did a bit of property hunting in an effort to stay indefinitely – I take every opportunity to return and continue the search.
This winery is truly special and I highly recommend it to everyone planning a visit to the Amalfi Coast.
Happy Wine Tasting
With this list of the 15 best wineries in the Naples area, you are now able to skip the paid wine tours and be your own guide.
When you visit these wonderful locations, be sure to mention that you read about them here.
Please feel free to drop me an email and let me know how your winery visits turned out.
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