Located in the northeast of Italy, Lombardy offers a mild Mediterranean climate, i.e. climatic conditions that can be compared with those of South Tyrol. But it stretches further south, which increases the amount of sunshine.
Despite the more industrial and artisanal impression of this most populous region in Italy, viticulture does not play a subordinate role. Wine is grown in almost every corner of this region and, with its vineyards, clearly outshines better known regions such as Friuli and Umbria. However, due to its size and diversification, Lombardy is unable to build a quality image, such as in Tuscany or Piedmont. But this is only about the image, which says nothing about the quality of the wines.
The most important winegrowing regions in Lombardy are the Valtellina, Oltrèpo Pavese, and Franciacorta. The southwestern part of Lake Garda has been added in recent years.