Buy the best Italian wines.

Welcome to Dall'Uva. I'm Michael Horne, your personal Sommelier to some of the best Italian wines you can buy. This is my personally curated list of delicious Italian wines that taste exactly the way their winemakers intended.

Our wines fly.

We fly almost all of our wines directly from Italy, straight from the winemaker's cantina to our temperature controlled warehouse in Paso Robles, California. That way you're assured that the wines you buy from us are in the absolute best condition possible.

We ship fast.

Place your order by 9AM Pacific time, and your wines will be out the door by the end of the day. We're careful during super-hot and chilly-cold days, and can offer you special temp-controlled shipping options, too.

Piedmont: Barolo - Barbaresco - Barbera

Everybody loves the wines of Piemonte. I'm bringing over both small-production wines from some bright new producers, as well as the classics and several cellar-worthy options. The Barbera wines of the region are outstanding and great value, so don't miss them.

Veneto: Amarone - Valpolicella - Soave

Deep, dark and delicious reds and bright whites are the hallmarks of Veneto wines, and these are some of my favorites.

Other Northern Reds and Whites: Valtellina - Alto Adige - Friuli

Italy's far northern regions produce fascinating wines from Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Lagrein, Schiava, Refosco and many other obscure but delicious indigenous red and white grapes. I'm building up this list of northern reds and whites as I taste my way through the Vallee d'Aosta, Valtellina, Alto Adige & Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Tuscany: Brunello - Chianti - Super Tuscan

Sangiovese reigns in Tuscany & Umbria, with dramatic differences in the 3 big "Tuscan Brothers" of Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile. Is it possible to have too much Sangiovese? Maybe. Here are some of my favorites.

Umbria: Sagrantino - Reds & Whites

Umbria is Italy's "green heart" and the best friend of Tuscany, and it's no slouch when it comes to producing reds and whites that rival bella Toscana. I'm a big fan of Sagrantino di Montefalco, the "sacred wine" dating back 700 years and originally produced by Franciscan friars. These days production is tiny but amazing. Check out these top gems of all Italian wines.

Le Marche & Abruzzo & Molise: Montepulciano - Trebbiano - Verdicchio

The wines of Le Marche, Abruzzo & Molise are quite distinctive, resulting from diverse soil types & a cooler ripening season. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is rightly famous and a great value, as are the Verdicchio wines from Le Marche. My favorites include the peculiar Trebbiano wines from Abruzzo, and obscure white grapes like Pecorino.

Liguria: Rossese - Vermentino - Cinque Terre

Liguria is a tough place to find wine available for importing to the States, especially around the Cinque Terre. Production is so small that many bottles just never make it onto our shores. I'm changing all that and bringing over some tasty Ligurian reds and whites.

Lazio & Campania: Cesanese - Taurasi

These two western regions put out an amazing amount of wine, but many are little known by us Americans. I'm a fan of the reds from around Rome and the big-big Taurasi reds from near Naples. Check them out.

Sicily: Etna - Vittoria - Pantelleria

I love the wines of Sicily, especially the grumbly reds and whites of Mount Etna, and the delicate Zibibbo (Moscato) wines of scirocco-swept Pantelleria island. There's so much to explore in Sicily, and I'll be continuing to build up this part of my list.

Sicily: Other Reds and Whites

Sicily is a big island, and it is flooded with great wines from both International varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as island natives like Nero d'Avola, Grillo, and Inzolia.  Here are some of the best I've found on the island.

Sweet Wines

Italy produces some wonderful sweet wines, like the ethereal Vin Santo from Tuscany and the eccentric red dessert wine Sollucchero from the mountains of Umbria. Explore these for a sweet experience of Italy's indigenous grapes.

Bubbly: Prosecco - Franciacorta

Who doesn't like bubbles? Prosecco is an easy drinker that's inexpensive and really delivers. For an Italian bubbly experience with kinship to the great Champagnes of France, check out Franciacorta.

Italian Whites & Pinks

Italy produces some wonderful white wines, going beyond the usual Pinot Grigio that so many love. I'm building a rather eclectic list of delicious whites from up-and-down the peninsula. Many of these are seasonal and limited production, so check back often if you're a vino bianco fan.

Pizza Wash

Yep, you guessed it -- these are bright, fresh & delicious when paired with pizzas, pastas and simple dishes. They're priced nicely, and worth stocking up as an everyday "house wine."

Aromatized Wine: Vermouth - Chinato

Vermouth and Chinato are red or white wines that are flavored with aromatic herbs and spices. Produced mainly in Piemonte and Lombardia, most producers are massive and crank out endless bottles of the stuff -- but I've found some small-scale producers making artisanal Vermouth and Chinato that are absolutely delicious. Start your evening with a glass of Vermouth, or end your meal with a digestivo of Chinato. These are also superb ingredients for cocktails. Give it a shake.

Collectible Wines

Some wines are worthy of saving for special events, or made by particularly famous producers, or perhaps are simply in limited supply. We stock some cellar-worthy wines from up and down the Italian peninsula. If you're looking for something in particular, contact me.

Pantry: Olive Oil - Coffee - Chocolate

Every once in a while I run across some extraordinary pantry items while visiting new towns and markets. I bring over limited quantities of tasty items, like small production olive oil and micro-roasted coffee. Check back often for what's new in my shop.

Buccelletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil on dalluva.com

Buccelletti Olivolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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It's here: Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, fresh pressed from organic olives. rich, creamy texture, pronounced fruitiness, artichoke and grassy notes, classic Tuscan pepperiness on the finish.

Books: Smart Travel

Smart travelers know that the secret to getting maximum thrills per minute on a trip to Italy is by buying and using a few key travel guide books. These are my personal favorites that I use on my trips, updated annually and direct from the Italian printers. Buonviaggio.

Slow Wine 2015 (English Edition)

Slow Wine 2015 (English)

Slow Food Editore • 256 pages • English language
The bright folks at Slow Food annually put out this reference to some of the best natural and authentic Italian wines you can find. This is their 3000-bottle English version.
Locande d'Italia 2013

Locande d’Italia 2013

Slow Food Editore • 704 pages • Italian language
Italians (and savvy Americans in the know) use this guide to find the best places to stay in Italy while on holiday. It’s a “secret handshake” guide that is tough to find. 2013 edition is still good.
Atlante Stradale Italia Sud

Map: Atlante Stradale Italia – Sud

Touring Club Italiano • 152 pages • English language
Driving in Southern Italy? This is the perfect map for your next trip, this will save you time and help you get around Italian roads. And no data plan required!
Atlante Stradale Italia Centro

Map: Atlante Stradale Italia – Centro

Touring Club Italiano • 168 pages • English language
Feel like buzzing down the Autostrada in Tuscany? This is the perfect map for your next trip, this will save you time and help you get around Italian roads. Skip the data plan, go old school.
Atlante Stradale Italia Nord

Map: Atlante Stradale d’Italia – Nord

Touring Club Italiano • 216 pages • English language
Cruising in Piedmont? Zipping from Milano to Venice? Save yourself a headache and use this printed map. Seriously, it will save you a lot of time and frustration on the road. No data plan required!
Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia 2016

Vini d’Italia 2016 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 984 pages • Italian language
Great reference guide to the 421 fabulous winners of the Tre Bicchieri (3 Glasses) award for 2016.
Atlante stradale d'Italia Nord, Centro, Sud 1:200.000 on dalluva.com

Map: Atlante stradale d’Italia Nord, Centro, Sud

Touring Club Italiano • 584 pages • English language
This map covers all of Italy in the same detail as the individual region maps, with a smaller form factor (though thicker). Save time and headaches with this printed, durable map. No data plan!

Books: Wine Guides - Maps

Explore Italy's wines through some very handy guidebooks published by subject matter experts. Many of these are published annually, and it pays to have a current copy on hand when diving into this year's release of Italian wines.

Slow Wine 2015 (English Edition)

Slow Wine 2015 (English)

Slow Food Editore • 256 pages • English language
The bright folks at Slow Food annually put out this reference to some of the best natural and authentic Italian wines you can find. This is their 3000-bottle English version.
Slow Wine 2015 Italian Edition

Slow Wine 2015 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 1088 pages • Italian language
Super-fans of Italian wines buy this version of Slow Food's annual compendium of 8,400 of Italy's best natural and authentic wines. This is the ITALIAN version, still very usable to find great wines
DeLong Wine Map of Italy

Wine Map of Italy by DeLong

DeLong Wine Maps • English language
Okay, this is very cool and a great addition to any wall you can see while enjoying Italian wines.
Gambero Rosso Berebene 2017 value wine guide on dalluva.com

Gambero Rosso Berebene 2017

Gambero Rosso • 334 pages • Italian language
Consider this your personal Sommelier for selecting Italian value wines under $25. This is THE cheat-sheet for 2017 Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia award winners offering the best value for the buck.
Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia 2016

Vini d’Italia 2016 (Italian)

Slow Food Editore • 984 pages • Italian language
Great reference guide to the 421 fabulous winners of the Tre Bicchieri (3 Glasses) award for 2016.