Italy produces a huge amount of table wine, Vermouth, and cooking wines (such as some Marsala). That said, there are 3 major regions that produce the most high quality drinking wines and they are: Veneto, Tuscany, and Piedmont.
Wine Meaning -means "controlled designation of origin" and is a quality assurance label for Italian wine and cheese.
is the highest level of this assurance label.
Wine Meaning -means "typical geographic indication" and is another type of quality assurance label for Italian wine. Wines made with non-Italian grapes like Merlot and Chardonnay often fall under this category.
The list of Italian wine regions is organized by highest volume of D.O.C. wines. This removes all the grapes and wines produced for making vinegar and cooking wine and low quality table wine.