Discover the wines of Southern Italy.

Italy is considered the world’s largest wine producing nation by volume and contains some of the most diverse and unique wine producing regions. From Puglia to Campania, Calabria to the slopes of Etna- the wines of Southern Italy are still largely unknown and waiting to be discovered here in Halifax!

Southern Italy plays a very important role in the history of winemaking. Greek traders brought many new, non-indigenous grape varieties to the sunny southern  Italy. In the many generations that have followed, this region became one of “the largest grape biodiversity hotspots on the planet”, according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine. 

Blessed with a plethora of indigenous grape varietals, from aromatic Malvasia to bold Nerello Mascalese, and diverse soils – the wines from the heel of “The Boot” offer up some of the best value wines from Italy.

Escape to Southern Italy and expand your grape knowledge. Join us in store every Saturday from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM for FREE TASTINGS of our recently expanded Souther Italian portfolio. We’ll be sampling new wines plus a few of our current favourites.

New Wineries

Cantine Paolini

Beautiful Vineyards at Benanti

Cooperative winery based in Sicily w/ over 1000 members growing 3000 hectares. Excellent value.

Zizza Chardonnay
Zizza Nerello Mascarello
Conte di Matarocco Syrah

Zibibbo
Etna Rosso

Cantine Paololeo

A family winery from Salento that has been growing grapes + vinifying wine since the early 1900s, focused on indigenous Southern Italian varietals.

Malvasia
Negroamaro
Primitivo

MGM

Partnered with several cooperatives + private growers, MGM sources excellent quality grapes to produce delicious, everyday wines. Try the value blend Sicilian Rosso or the Rinforzo “reinforced” Ripasso-style primitivo.

Pieno Sud Rosso
Rinforzo Primitivo

Benanti

Considered one of the leading/founding winery in the Etna region – this winery produces some of the best wines coming out of Etna. The Estate is now managed by the two sons, Antonio & Salvino.

Etna Bianco
Etna Rosso

Longo Sincini

Hand selected and carefully crafted, the Longo Sincini wines combine decades of experience  with some of Italy’s best value vineyards. This combination results in a range of varietal wines that over deliver in quality + price. 

Nero D’Avola