42° 19' 34.28" N


14° 22' 51.92" E




about this subregion

Nestled in the heart of Italy's scenic landscapes, the Ortona DOC is a wine-producing region that captures the very essence of its environment. Embraced by the sun-kissed Italian climate and bathed by the gentle breezes of the Adriatic Sea, vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, with nature painting a backdrop of rolling hills and shimmering horizons.

The terroir of Ortona is nothing short of magic. It’s a place where the soil and climate come together in a perfect embrace, bestowing upon each grapevine the best of what nature has to offer. This symbiotic relationship between earth and vine is apparent in every bottle that carries the Ortona DOC label.

Among the tapestry of grapevines that call Ortona home, two varieties stand out as the region's quintessential expressions: Montepulciano and Trebbiano.

Montepulciano, the region's most planted red grape, thrives in Ortona's unique environment, producing wines of deep ruby hues with an aroma that weaves together hints of ripe cherries, wild berries, and subtle spices. Rich in flavor and character, wines made from Montepulciano grapes exude a robustness that pairs beautifully with a range of cuisines, from hearty stews to grilled meats.

On the other hand, the Trebbiano grape paints a different, yet equally enchanting picture. As Ortona's most cultivated white grape variety, Trebbiano gives birth to wines that dance with notes of fresh citrus, crisp green apples, and delicate floral undertones. Its refreshing palate and lively acidity make it an ideal companion for seafood dishes, light salads, or simply as an aperitif to celebrate the golden hours of an Italian evening.

Ortona DOC is not just about wine; it's about a deep-rooted connection to the land and the celebration of nature's bounty. Each bottle tells a story of the region's past, present, and a toast to its promising future. In every sip, one can taste the passion, the tradition, and the harmony of an environment perfectly designed for winemaking.


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Discover Terroir

The Ortona DOC, that is part of the Abruzzo wine region, covers the municipality of Ortona, located in Abruzzo.

The climate of Ortona is warm and temperate, with average annual temperatures of 15.1 ºC, and receives a large amount of annual rainfall (644 mm).

In this region, the soils have a sandy-clay texture, and are usually quite loose. Soil thickness varies greatly depending on slope and orientation, while it has a medium to low water retention and is low in nutrients and humus.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Montepulciano

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Trebbiano

In the enchanting landscape of the Ortona DOC wine region, two exquisite expressions take center stage: Bianco and Rosso.

Bianco, a testament to the region's mastery, weaves a tale of Trebbiano (Abruzzese or Toscano) grapes, composing a minimum of 70% of the blend. Intertwined with other authorized non-aromatic white varieties, it embodies the essence of purity. This white wine dances on the palate with refreshing notes, a symphony of citrus and floral nuances. With a minimum alcohol level of 12.0%, Bianco captures the sun-soaked terroir, presenting a harmonious and balanced character. A brief aging period of approximately 2-3 months further refines this elegant wine, allowing its flavors to meld and harmonize.

Meanwhile, Rosso unveils the heart of the Ortona region, celebrating the Montepulciano grape in all its glory. This red wine is a showcase of the land's character, with a minimum of 95% Montepulciano, augmented by other authorized non-aromatic red grapes. With a minimum alcohol level of 12.5%, Rosso resonates with depth and intensity. A patient aging process of around 5 months infuses the wine with layers of complexity, unveiling a symphony of dark fruit flavors, balanced tannins, and a touch of spice.

Together, Bianco and Rosso from the Ortona DOC embody the spirit of this unique Italian terroir. With each sip, they narrate a story of the land, the grape varieties, and the meticulous craftsmanship that transforms them into liquid art. These wines invite you to explore the enchantment of the Ortona region, where tradition and innovation converge to create exceptional expressions of taste and culture.